“Before there was a New Age, there was St. Francis”

St. Francis didn’t need to study crystals and rocks to learn they possessed energy or animal communication to learn animals possessed souls, or the connection of all living souls on this earth…….he just knew it.

From the wolf who walked beside him, to the roses that bloomed for his eyes, to the birds who listened to his sermons in the trees, he just knew.

He knew we are one, the wind, the sun, the moon, the sea, from the tiniest cricket who visited him each day, to the billions who now celebrate his life on this day, October 4th, the Feast Day of St. Francis.

Most think of his prayer as “make me a channel of your peace.”   But he did not write this prayer……..

This is the beautiful prayer he wrote.   Perhaps when we prayer for one, we pray for all.

Most high, omnipotent, good Lord,
Praise, glory and honor and benediction all, are Thine.
To Thee alone do they belong, most High,
And there is no man fit to mention Thee.

Praise be to Thee, my Lord, with all Thy creatures,
Especially to my worshipful brother sun,
The which lights up the day, and through him dost Thou brightness give;
And beautiful is he and radiant with splendor great;
Of Thee, most High, signification gives.

Praised be my Lord, for sister moon and for the stars,
In heaven Thou hast formed them clear and precious and fair.

Praised be my Lord for brother wind
And for the air and clouds and fair and every kind of weather,
By the which Thou givest to Thy creatures nourishment.
Praised be my Lord for sister water,
The which is greatly helpful and humble and precious and pure.

Praised be my Lord for brother fire,
By the which Thou lightest up the dark.
And fair is he and gay and mighty and strong.

Praised be my Lord for our sister, mother earth,
The which sustains and keeps us
And brings forth diverse fruits with grass and flowers bright.

Praised be my Lord for those who for Thy love forgive
And weakness bear and tribulation.
Blessed those who shall in peace endure,
For by Thee, most High, shall they be crowned.
Praised be my Lord for our sister, the bodily death,
From the which no living man can flee.
Woe to them who die in mortal sin;
Blessed those who shall find themselves in Thy most holy will,
For the second death shall do them no ill.

Praise ye and bless ye my Lord, and give Him thanks,
And be subject unto Him with great humility.

I had the Blessing to wander Assisi, Italy.   The energy of this man still lingers among the fields, the wind, the flowers, and the beings that wander there.

Peace is obtained when we accept and acknowledge that all are connected as one, whether they walk, fly, swim, crawl or worship at a different style of architecture.

It is my wish that one day my energy will connect with yours and all the animals waiting in that place where energy dwells for eternity.

 

Blessings and Peace,

ShirlFrancis of Assisi

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About sknobloch

I am an Author, Artist, and Reiki Master and Intuitive Counselor, offering energy and guidance sessions on people and beloved pet companions. I divide my time between a Northern NJ suburb of Manhattan and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy pursuing paranormal explorations in this uniquely haunted town. Read more about me at www.briarrosereiki.com and http://shirlknoblochwillowfineartprintsandphotography.zenfolio.com/ All writings and photos © Shirl Knobloch.......no unauthorized copying or use permitted without written permission from the author and photographer, Shirl Knobloch.
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