Francis of Assisi composed this prayer , that they had the same difficulties that we have today.”
His prayer before this crucifix goes: “Most High, glorious God, enlighten the shadows of my heart, and grant me a right faith, a certain hope and perfect charity, sense and understanding, Lord , so that I may accomplish your holy and true command. Amen .” It was quoted in full by Pope Francis on the day before Easter.
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.
In this sense, the so-called “ Prayer of St . Francis ” reflects the spirit and outlook of the man for whom it is named. The prayer is a petition to God that we might live up to the true way of being-in-the-world that God intends for the human family.
Francis is known for his love of the Eucharist. In 1223, Francis arranged for the first Christmas live nativity scene. Francis of Assisi.
|Saint Francis of Assisi OFM|
|Canonized||16 July 1228, Assisi, Papal States by Pope Gregory IX|
|Major shrine||Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi|
Francis (1181/1182-1226), the day the Church honors a great friar from Assisi, Italy. He is the patron saint of the environment and animals because he loved all creatures and allegedly preached to even the birds.
“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
and the Prayer of St . Francis . Bill W., gives us a good example on page 99, of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions book : “Well, we might start like this.
He was canonized as a saint just two years after his death, on July 16, 1228, by his former protector, Pope Gregory IX. Today, Saint Francis of Assisi is the patron saint for ecologists — a title honoring his boundless love for animals and nature.
Loving God, please grant me peace of mind and calm my troubled heart. My soul is like a turbulent sea. I can’t seem to find my balance so I stumble and worry constantly. Give me the strength and clarity of mind to find my purpose and walk the path you’ve laid out for me.
A prayer of St. Francis of Assisi: “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred , let me sow love ; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
Praying to Saint Anthony when something is lost is a Catholic tradition: Tony, Tony, look around. and must be found!
The Full Serenity Prayer To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference. Forever and ever in the next.
Tag: Franciscan Virtues The Church of Saint Francis of Assisi in Palermo houses sculptor Giacomo Serpotta’s (1656-1732) stucco statues, each depicting one of ten of the 16 Franciscan Virtues –Humility, Compassion, Prayer , Faithfulness, Peacemaking, Modesty, Theology, Charity, Truth, Hospitality.
The words are uplifting, but also reverent, making this a popular hymn for funeral services. A traditional Christian hymn popular across denominations. It is often sung at military services, sporting events and state funerals .