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.