Repost from 2007. Today is the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi.
A moment of peace...thought I'd tie the feast day of St. Francis with our zoo trip pictures from Monday.
St. Francis was the founder of the Franciscan Order in the 13th century, a pious man and gifted preacher who brought peace, reform and conversion to many, especially in and around his native Assisi, Italy.
"Happy those who endure in peace." ~ St. Francis
St. Francis of Assisi loved God's animals and nature; he is the patron saint of animals and the environment.
Free online book about St. Francis from The Baldwin Project, God's Troubadour: The Story of St. Francis of Assisi by Sophie Jewett.
Recommended for middle school and up. HT to Esther. Esther also has a beautiful St. Francis prayer posted: Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace.