Thursday, October 4, 2012

St. Franis of Assisi and Peace

Happy Feast of St. Francis of Assisi!!

October 4th makes me think back to St. Philip Neri and my years there as a student and teacher. I smile with happiness and joy.   For many years, Brother Brian Johnson, OSF was the principal at SPN and we celebrated today's feast day with great celebration. I remember coloring pictures of St. Francis, saying the peace prayer and having a blessing of the animals-students brought pets to school and all were prayed over.  It brings back such wonderful thoughts.
Today is also a special day for Ursuline Sisters as Angela Merici was a Franciscan tertiary. So our roots are Franciscan.
I believe so strongly that peace is needed in today's world so let us pray for it each and every day!




Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
when 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.
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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