Monday, October 04, 2010

Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace

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.

3 comments:

Wendy WaterBirde said...

Hi Alexandra,

Hope you are fnding comfort even though youre sick right now, and i just love your Lady With the Lamp image : )

Peaceful Weekend,

Wendy

Marie said...

Alexandra:) I love this prayer.

Both Ginny and I are hoping that other bloggers will join us in a prayer for world peace.

It simply means placing a prayer for world peace on your own blog once a week:). See the 'View'(our blog) for details.

Thankyou:)

Peace & blessings:)

Marie

Elizabeth said...

I love St. Francis of Assisi. I have read a lot about the Catholic Saints over the years and he is by far my favorite. I was ignorant that he had a feast day. A trip to the zoo would be a great way of remembering him. :)