Feast of Saint Francis, October 4

Francis of Assisi, robed in a garment of patches, 
calms the famed wolf of Gubbio, 
while two magpies join in his song of thanks and praise.   
Icon by Fr. John Giuliani

St. Francis is a saint beloved by many.  You can learn more about him here and here.

On the widget below you'll find two rather different musical interpretations of the Prayer of St. Francis.  (Don't let the title info of the first one turn you away!)  For your own prayer, the words of this prayer attributed Francis are at the end of this post.


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; and 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 that we are born to eternal life. Amen.   

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