"The Vision of St. Francis" (detail) by Jusepe de Ribera

“The Vision of St. Francis” (detail) by Jusepe de Ribera

“Most high, omnipotent, good Lord, to thee,
All glory, honor, praise, and blessing be.
Thou only art deserving of the same;
No man is worthy to pronounce thy name.”

(St. Francis of Assisi, Deacon, from The Canticle of the Sun)

The Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi (1181 – 1286) is October 4.

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