Spontaneous travel is sometimes the best. We just bought a train ticket and went, not really looking anything up. We were wanderers for a day; it was a day spent beautifully well.
To pay tribute, here are some quotes from St. Francis of Assisi:
Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.