Monday, March 30, 2009

Post Number 100: Thank You Francis

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 that we are born to eternal life.

St. Francis of Assisi who was born Giovanni Francesco Bernardone was a friar who founded the Franciscan order or the Order of the Friars Minor. He is the patron of saint of Italy, animals, and the environment. St. Francis was the first recorded account of the stigmata phenomenon.

Weird guy. He was born a rich man yet the abandoned everything and made a vow of poverty, and devoted his life in service to God.

He'll be playing a major role in the next few nonths... Update you about that later on...

For now, I have nothing more to say but "thank you St. Francis".

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