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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.

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. Often associated with the Italian Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1182 – 1226), but entirely absent from his writings, the prayer in its present form has not been traced back further than 1912.

Poetry as Prayer book. Those are the two magnetic poles of my life: books and the Franciscan Priesthood. The glue that holds them together is Saint Francis of Assisi himself

Poetry as Prayer book. The glue that holds them together is Saint Francis of Assisi himself. From the time I was thirteen years old and read Sophie Jewett's God's Troubadour, The Story of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Francis has been a major inspiration of my life. I became a Franciscan in 1955; I've written about him, prayed for his interc "Those are the two magnetic poles of my life: books and the Franciscan Priesthood.

Poetry As Prayer : St. Francis of Assisi. and plunged him into a deep relationship with God, where the poetry of praise best illumined his experience.

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. 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. "O Divine Master, 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.

Francis was born at Assisi in 1182. This prayer is truly beautiful but it was written by the French priest Esther Auguste Bouquerel in 1912; NOT by st Francis of Assisi in the XIIIth century. After a care free youth, he turned his back on inherited wealth and committed himself to God. Like many early saints, he lived a very simple life of poverty, and in so doing, gained a reputation of being the friend of animals. Its attribution to St Francis is a HOAX which seems to have started in 1939. Please verify your info before uploading it! (Report) Reply.

Simple Prayer for Peace. Amen! This is a space for daily prayers by sages and saints of all religions. Prayers & poetry from across religions and regions on spirituality and faith. Write the first response. A Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi is published by Arun Rajappa in Prayer & Faith Poetry. Prayer & Faith Poetry. Welcome to a place where words matter.

The prayer of St. Francis. St. Francis was born at Assisi in 1182. Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy; O Divine Master, 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.

Series: The Poetry As Prayer Series. We cannot neglect to mention the splendid artistry in the collages and other pictures of Joseph Karlik, nicely enhancing the poetry of this book without overwhelming it. At times, Karlik's artistry is every bit as grace-filled as the bishop's charitably attentive interpretations. Addendum, December 2012: I recently reacquired this book after many years (it had gotten lost in the shuffle of moving to and fro over the last decade).

They are often held outdoors.

He is the patron saint of those who care for plants and animals. His feast day is celebrated on October 4. Blessing of the Animals celebrations are held on October 4, the feast of Saint Francis, all over the United States. They are often held outdoors. A priest blesses each pet by praying a special prayer and sprinkling the pet with holy water.

No follower of Christ has captivated the Christian imagination more than this poor man from Assisi. Francis' colorful personality, passionate struggles, and zest for adventure propelled him toward all that life could offer...and plunged him into a deep relationship with God, where the poetry of praise best illumined his experience. With Franciscan expert Murray Bodo, enter into Saint Francis' world of color, sound and image. Enjoy the stories and legends that have fascinated us through the ages. Above all, ponder Francis' poem, Canticle of the Creatures, which glorifies God for creation, incarnation and redemption--a prayer-poem that can show us how to see the world anew.

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Poetry as Prayer looks at the events in the life of St. Francis and how, upon closer examination, we can see his journey to God through the eyes of a poet. Ultimately, by keeping his eyes focused on Christ, Francis' life itself became a prayer.

Fr. Bodo spends some time discussing the major events of Francis' conversion and his path to holiness, but really brings us into the beauty of the Franciscan experience of the Incarnation. He discusses the impact of Blessed John Duns Scotus belief that "the second coming of the Second Person of the Trinity does not depend upon the sin of Adam". "Christ came because for his sake all things in heaven and earth were created in Love." This was freeing for Saint Francis, just as it is for us today. He further relates poetry to prayer and breaks down the Canticle of Brother Sun in small pieces and shares his reflections of the Canticle.

Francis' understanding, insight and unity with each of the stanzas (little rooms) share his journey to the "Other". Francis embraced nature: earth, wind, water and fire because they were made holy by Christ's presence on the earth. He acknowledges the masculine and feminine qualities of nature and of God. Franciscan, Eloi Leclerc said of the Canticle "It is a poem of the cosmos and of the psyche, a poem of the soul's journey into God through spiritual integration."

Thank you Fr. Bodo for sharing your insight and articulating the beauty of Francis' life and for expanding our insight into poetry as prayer.
Olwado
I read books by Fr. Murray Bodo since I was in my late teens. Today I am 39. His stylistics of writing about Francis of Assisi is tantamount to addicting. I am in love with the beauty of the writings of a man who walked the earth once, and changed it literally. he could have decided to become another "Martin Luther", "John Calvin", or other Protestant Reformers of the Fifteenth century, but that was not His calling. His was to "build up the fledgling" Body of Christ in the 12th Century. If we think it was bad in the 15th century, try living during the times of the Crusades. Not fun! Francis calls us all, no matter what our Central understanding of Christianity "TODAY" is, but to be faithful to it, or leave. Francis was not someone who tolerated laziness among his flock of Priests or monks. He despised wealth for His Order to such an extent that he was angered and often saddened at the golden chalices and beutiful libraries that began to spring up nearing his end on this earthly life. But Francis would often quietly retreat into the caves of the Mountains often bringing one or 2 monks with him and in that way showing the great and powerful love .... the fierce committment he had to Jesus Christ that just before his death he was given the "gift" of the Stigmata, the wounds suffered by our Lord on the Cross. Thank you Fr. Bodo. maybe some of my analyses may have gone a slight away from the Francis you saw, and maybe when we carefully listen to the authors of him of the time and the witnesses to his hiliness like St. Clare, maybe we can converge. Thank you for a great book. May God continue to bless you and inspire you with more such masterpieces as this one! Not to forget the ones I read 24 od years ago from you as well. Thank you! Please get this book , folks! Christian, or not, it will inspire and sew the seeds of Love that are so missing in todays very angry world...
Poetry As Prayer: Saint Francis of Assisi (The Poetry As Prayer Series) download epub
Poetry
Author: Murray Bodo
ISBN: 0819859400
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Poetry
Language: English
Publisher: Pauline Books & Media (March 1, 2003)
Pages: 149 pages