A note a song erupts
within a world alive
enfleshed with sound filled with silence
Breathe the wonder beauty of
the silent stillness
and remain again captured
receptive of the hymn
unheard …. invisible
a music score flamed
and forged by presence
more real than life itself -- for
Reality is no more no less a
silence masked in meaning full and free and wild. (atl)
FrancisEmma, Inc. invites you, through this website, to walk gently into the silence of a sacred place. Listen attentively to the ever-emerging narrative that speaks through the Universe story, a story that is 15 billion years old.
We encourage you to look at the beauty of this holy space and ponder the history of the people who lived, worked, and learned on this land.
Finally, contemplate the wisdom of both the land and the people by entering into a story traced through time. Then, help create today’s story, thereby enriching the story we are to become.
Value Statements of FrancisEmma
FrancisEmma, Inc. acknowledges the power and beauty inherent in the story of the 2,265 acres of land entrusted to its care. We understand our role as special advocates for the sustainable environmental health of the land’s destiny as well as of our own. In view of this reality, we are called to:
Acknowledge the rights of all life forms in mutually supportive sacred communities.
Create an atmosphere that reverences natural, cultural, and historical heritages.
Partner with those who share the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament mission and vision.
Provide opportunity for youth and adults to experience the wonder of the Divine in the natural world.
Balance the financial needs of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament’s mission while maintaining the sustainability of the land.
FrancisEmma, Inc. is a nonprofit organization under the auspices of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.
FrancisEmma, Inc. calls the human community to “witness to both Earth justice (Ecojustice) and social justice (human justice).
One thousand acres of land have been placed in a conservation easement.
In the 1890's St. Katharine Drexel and her sister, Louise Drexel Morrell founded St. Francis de Sales and St. Emma Schools.