St. Francis of Assisi , patron saint of animals and environment could be viewed as the original Earth Day advocate. Francis’ devotion to God was expressed through his love for all of God’s creation.
General Prayers For Animals . Hear our humble prayer , O God, for our friends the animals , especially for animals who are suffering; for any who are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to sleep.
The anonymous text that is usually called the Prayer of Saint Francis (or Peace Prayer , or Simple Prayer for Peace, or Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace) is a widely known Christian prayer for peace. Prayer of Saint Francis .
|Original title||Belle prière à faire pendant la Messe|
|Publication date||December 1912|
If you are looking of a way to bless your dog on Oct 4, here are some great ideas. #1 – Attend a Blessing . Many places all over the world hold annual “blessings of the animals” events. #2 – St. Francis ID Tag. #3 – Light a Candle. #4 – Say a Prayer. #5 – Spend Some Time With Them.
Indeed, the Bible does confirm that there are animals in Heaven . Isaiah 11:6 describes several types (predator and prey) living in peace with one another. If God created animals for the Garden of Eden to give us a picture of His ideal place, He will surely include them in Heaven , God’s perfect new Eden!
Prayer to St . St . Anthony Helps find lost pets . the helper of all who seek lost articles. especially those who seek to regain God’s grace.
O God, as we have taken care of ( pet’s name) in life, we ask that You watch over (him/her) in death. You entrusted ( pet’s name) to our care; now, we give (him/her) back to You. May ( pet’s name) find a happy new home in Your loving embrace. As we remember ( pet’s name), may we love each other more dearly.
Praying to Saint Anthony when something is lost is a Catholic tradition: Tony, Tony, look around. and must be found!
Ideas for Pet Condolence Card Messages Thinking about you and [ pet’s name]. We can never keep them long enough! Wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. [ Pet’s name] was such a great [ dog /cat/etc.]. Losing such an important part of the family is never easy.
Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace! That where there is hatred, I may bring love. That where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness. That where there is discord, I may bring harmony.
“Lord, make me a channel of thy peace—that where there is hatred, I may bring love—that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness—that where there is discord, I may bring harmony—that where there is error, I may bring truth—that where there is doubt, I may bring faith—that where there is despair, I
origin of the prayer For many years the prayer was attributed to St Francis of Assisi (1181-1226), but modern research has established, beyond argument, that it is not his work. In fact he had been dead almost 700 years when it was first printed, anonymously, by a French clerical magazine, La Clochette, in 1912.
Any animal can be blessed and a wide variety have been blessed during blessing ceremonies.
Many Catholics worldwide celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi on October 4 each year. The feast commemorates the life of St Francis , who was born in the 12th century and is the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and the environment.