04 October: Saint Francis of Assisi

On this feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, one of the most beloved saints in all of history, here are a few of his words about God and faith (+ pics from a day visit to Assisi this redhead will never forget!)

“You (God) are love,

You are wisdom,

You are humility,

You are endurance.

You are rest,

You are peace.

You are joy and gladness.

You are justice and moderation.

You are all our riches,

And You suffice for us.

You (God) are beauty,

You are gentleness.

You are our protector,

You are our Guardian and Defender.

You are courage.

You are our haven and our hope.

You are our faith,

Our great consolation.

You are our eternal life,

Great and wonderful Lord,

God Almighty,

Merciful Savior.”

Saint Francis of Assisi (from “Praises of God”)

San Damiano Chapel, Assisi

grace, peace & Hope (with a capital “H”)

Virginia : )

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12 Responses to 04 October: Saint Francis of Assisi

  1. Debbie says:

    What a wonderful p[lace to visit — lucky you, Virginia. And how appropriate you caught a dog in one of those shots!!

    • Virginia says:

      Isn’t that doggie cute? Couldn’t resist taking that pic with the direction signs in the background. Assisi was a special place to visit. When I took that pic @ San Damiano Chapel it was actually dark – but when I uploaded to computer the circle of light turned up!!! Blessings Debbie! πŸŒŸπŸ™πŸŒŸ

  2. mitchteemley says:

    One of m all-time heroes.

  3. jonicaggiano says:

    Oh what an amazing opportunity to visit such a precious place. He was a wonderful saint and Stigmata. Thank you for sharing those glorious words about our Savior and your pictures really captured the glory of this beloved place. Love Joni

    • Virginia says:

      Thank you, Joni. Truly was a special blessing visiting Assisi. I was staying with friends in Florence & took the train on my own for an incredibly special day visit that included celebrations @ the big church that just happen once a year? Had no idea & the day just kept getting better… Blessings!! πŸŒŸπŸ’œπŸ™πŸ’œπŸŒŸ

      • jonicaggiano says:

        Wow God kisses your check that beautiful day!! I love studying and thinking about all the Stigmata. What loyal, loving servants of God, Jesus and Mary they were. I can’t imagine being there what a blessing. So grateful you got to go. Your pictures were so amazing Virginia and I am so glad you shared them with us. Love Joni

  4. JOY journal says:

    And, a little dog, too!! Love this man’s writings. πŸ™‚

    • Virginia says:

      Nora, the writings of St. Francis are filled with worship & adoration- & things that challenge our faith, too! Every year I rotate daily morning devotionals, but this year once again going through β€œPeace and Good: Through the Year with Francis of Assisi.” Blessings! πŸŒŸπŸ‚πŸ’œπŸ‚πŸŒŸ

  5. GREAT POST AND LOVE THE HUMOUR. IT IS A STEEP HILL TO GET TO THE PLACE OF WORSHIP IN THIS ITALIAN TOWN, CHINA

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