ST. FRANCIS GARDEN


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Since I was a little girl,  I have had a special devotion and love for St. Francis of Assisi.  The simple way he lived his life, his compelling desire to evangelize no matter what the cost,and his deep love for God’s creation – has always drawn me to this saint that we celebrate today, October 4.   In fact, we have a garden in our backyard in honor of him – our ST. FRANCIS GARDEN 

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Today is a great day to get outside and enjoy the gift of God’s creation in honor of this amazing spiritual giant! It is also tradition in many parishes to bless pets on this day – so if you have a pet, get it blessed!

Below is the Prayer of St. Francis – a rich treasure that you can add to your prayers each day.

 

PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS

“Lord – Make me an instrument of thy peace, where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; and where there is sadness, joy.  O Divine Master grant that I might 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.”     

HAPPY FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS!

 

ST. FRANCIS GARDEN
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I am blessed to be a wife to my best friend, mother of five beautiful blessings and three more souls in Heaven. I write about living my faith as a wife and mother amidst the ordinary moments each day that God wants to make extraordinary! I also share my passion for total health - body and soul and my equal zest for living life intentionally in every season of life! I am an outdoor enthusiast, gardener, regular blogger on marriage for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Website, contributing author to the book "Amazing Grace for Mothers," a speaker, and a lover of life! WELCOME! Thank you for visiting my site!
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