Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Today is the feast of one our Faith's most popular saints: Francis of Assisi. I linked to the Catholic Culture website because it includes a list of things to do to help celebrate his feast. For what it's worth, I think the movie "Brother Sun, Sister Moon" is one of the best on this saint. He is a great man to use to illustrate several moral principals to our children. And now, his famous prayer:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.Where there is hatred, let me sow love;Where there is injury, pardon;Where there is doubt, faith;Where there is despair, hope;Where there is darkness, light;Where there is sadness, joy.

O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;To be understood as to understand;To be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;And it is in dying (to the self) that we are born to eternal life.


one of us :: 10:42 AM :: 2 Comments