Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Monday, October 04, 2010

St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us

We all love, love St. Francis, the peacemaker, lover of the poor, the sick, and animals -- a man who lived the Gospel. In fact, one of my very favorite saint quotes was his, "Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary." I have read that these exact words may not have actually been used by St. Francis, but certainly it was the message he lived by his faith and works. I have many favorite saints, but I do think St. Francis might be my very favorite. My daughter has his name for her middle name, Faith Frances, because I asked for his intercession when she was still in the womb.

Happy Feast Day! St. Francis, pray for us.

Holy Card image from Holy Cards for Your Inspiration

"The Divine Praises"

Francis of Assisi

You are holy, Lord, the only God,
and Your deeds are wonderful.
You are strong.
You are great.
You are the Most High.
You are Almighty.
You, Holy Father are King of heaven and earth.
You are Three and One, Lord God, all Good.
You are Good, all Good, supreme Good,
Lord God, living and true.
You are love. You are wisdom.
You are humility. You are endurance.
You are rest. You are peace.
You are joy and gladness.
You are justice and moderation.
You are all our riches, and You suffice for us.
You are beauty.
You are gentleness.
You are our protector.
You are our guardian and defender.
You are our courage. You are our haven and our hope.
You are our faith, our great consolation.
You are our eternal life, Great and Wonderful Lord,
God Almighty, Merciful Saviour.


1 comment:

  1. That's a nice one--so poetic!

    Happy feast to you and to Faith!


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