Monday, October 4, 2010

Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi

“Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and can be of service to him. And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side, and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face.”
--Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis, pray for us.


  1. This is worth remembering every day. This is inspiration to live by. Kindred Spirit, your daily postings are so dear to me.

  2. Good Morning my friend

    A very Happy Feast of St Francis to you. I hope your day will be joyous and filled with many blessings.

    God bless you.

  3. Hi
    It is me again! I had to come back to say that I think St Francis would approve of your blog. It is beautiful and gentle, as he was.

  4. Good morning. This post got me thinking, in context of a book I'm reading, that Christianity is very much about being mature persons, being other-oriented rather than self-centered. It is all too easy to give in to the immature impulse to speak badly of someone behind his back. But to love and respect and forgive is more mature, and in the end, more joyful. Thank you!

  5. I always love visiting your blog, but this entry is especially beautiful.

    Please know that you are in my daily prayers before our Eucharistic Lord.

    Pace e bene!

  6. Dear friends, I am overwhelmed by the beauty of your words. Truly your comments are a great gift on this wonderful feast of dear Saint Francis, the saint of perfect joy. Some of that joy has spilled over to me, and my words are inadequate when compared with yours. I can only say "thank you" to each one of you very dear souls for this kinship in Christ. Thank you for your kindness, dear Hannah. Thank you for your friendship, dear Breadgirl. Thank you for your inspiration, H. Heide. Thank you for your prayers, dear Fra Chris. May Almighty God bless you and your loved ones, and may the joy of our brother Saint Francis always be in your hearts.