Saturday, October 04, 2008

Oct. 4 ~ Feast Of St. Francis of Assisi

Two years ago we took a wonderful driving trip around Italy with a very memorable stop in Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. No other saint has made an impression on Peter and I like Francis has. He stood for all the things we believe in- kindness, gentleness, courtesy, and benevolence to the poor and downtrodden.

For more on St. Francis visit The Catholic Encyclopedia

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Peace Prayer of St. Francis

O Lord, make me an instrument of Thy Peace!

Where there is hatred, let me sow love.

Where there is injury, pardon.

Where there is discord, harmony.

Where there is doubt, faith.

Where there is despair, hope.

Where there is darkness, light.

Where there is sorrow, joy.

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Oh, 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.

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Prayer of Peace

Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)

Roman Catholic friar, founder of the Franciscans

Known as the patron saint of animals, birds and the environment

His feast day is October 4

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All photos by Kim H. ~ Assisi, Italy, Nov. 2006

9 comments:

swissmiss said...

Have you read Virgin Time: In Search of the Contemplative Life by Patrica Hampl? It's a memoir; in one section of the book she takes a hiking tour in Italy ending in Assisi and she stays on in a "Poor Clair" convent. (In another section she goes to Lourdes and in the third to a cloister in Northern California.) Maybe something for your book blog.

traveler one said...

Thanks swissmiss! It sounds really interesting and I will make a note to look it up!

eni said...

love the photos Kim!

Ginnie said...

I cannot tell you how very soulful this is to me, Kim. You have no idea!

Simple Answer said...

Love these pictures! Are they yours?

Got a chance to read through a few of your last posts. I can't wait to learn more about you. With that in mind, I do try to eat local. I avoid Chinese everything for health reasons and I try not to buy anything from Saudi Arabia for political reasons. I've even looked up the web addresses on my food when I can find one on the label to see if it tells me where the food is from and what farming practices are used.

GMG said...

Hi Kim! Sorry for the delay in coming here, but these last weeks have been hectic; no, I’m not talking about the financial/economic crisis… ;))
Assis is awesome, and the Giotto's are stunning (I've seen them after the earthquake, but assume they are still there (well maybe, re-done....).
Meanwhile Blogtrotter is now on its 200th post: «The Libyan Sea»! Hope you enjoy! Have a great weekend!
Gil

Cairo Typ0 said...

What does it say about me that as i read this blog i was humming the hymn "Prayer of St. Francis" under my breath? :)

American in Norway said...

What amazing photos! Found you through Simple answer... Great blog!

traveler one said...

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments on my photos. Funny how a bit of fog creates such a wonderful atmosphere!