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Are you restless or hungry for more in your life? Are you seeking wisdom or looking for inspiration? The gospel gave guidance to Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi as they followed the footprints of Jesus some 800 years ago. The witness of their lives and values continue to inspire those of us on a spiritual journey today. Join Sister Michelle L’Allier and her guests for a time of shared reflection and conversation.

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May 5, 2021

Join our guest, Eunice Park, as she reflects on the blessings and challenges of her heritage as a Korean American, as well as her accompaniment of immigrant young adults. This episode is filled with wisdom born of experience as Eunice creates safe space for people to do their inner work and find freedom.


Eunice notes “Rather than having to prove our value and prove our worth through materialism or through money or finances, our inherent value is in our created-ness. We are born with dignity and the basis of our creation, this Imago Dei, this gratuitous love of God. We cannot earn that love and we cannot have that love destroyed. God wouldn't love us any less or any more by anything that we do.”


“The job of the minister becomes accompanying and journeying with that person, helping guide them, being there for support and being their safe space so that they can let that inner identity manifest fully on the outside, rather than trying to figure out who they are on the outside in, and feeling insecure about it....So that they can understand that who they are is because of whose they are. Who they are is because of God, who God is.”


“Understanding poverty as something much more than giving up money or a salary: it's a way of release, a way of freedom. I think the pandemic invites us to a sense of poverty of control...we think we're in control, but are we really?  I haven't left my house at all for a year; understanding that this is how our lives are and leaning into this understanding of poverty is a freedom, rather than a lack of control. By letting go, we open ourselves up to receiving more.”




Confucianism - The Analects are the most famous resource of Confucius’ teachings:


Franciscan SpiritualityFranciscan Spirituality | Franciscan Friars


Immigrant trauma:


Honor and Shame in Asian cultures


Imago Dei Catholic Teaching:


Asian Pacific Islanders - Some API resources:,   and


St Joseph Worker Program in Orange; the SJWP Facebook page:



Sexual violence in US statistics


Spiritual accompaniment


Helicopter Parenting: When too much help is no help:


Charism: a gift, talent or skill given for the building up of the community and from which we find energy: