Take Nothing for the Journey was a labor of love for composer David Haas. He has been captivated by Franciscan spirituality since childhood. Over the years this draw deepened and was nurtured by Franciscans who have walked with him on his journey.
Whether used in your liturgical celebrations or for your personal spiritual journey, the songs in this collection are meant to strengthen the love of God’s faithful and to inspire others to discover the divine fire found in the hearts of saints Francis and Clare. They are a reflection of and tribute to the lives these two saints lived—their care for others, the earth, and all its creatures.
It is our hope that the sung prayers of Take Nothing for the Journey will offer you encouragement and help you to embrace the vast richness of the Franciscan tradition, deepen your prayer life, and become closer to God.