Today is the Feast Day of Saint Francis, when children around the country bring their animals to church for prayers and blessings. (Francis is the patron saint of animals, ecology and environment.)
"Until one has loved an animal,
a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
~ Anatole France
Statue of Francis - Courtyard of the Bishops Palace - Assisi, Italy
"A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song."
~ Chinese Proverb
From Hotel Fontebella window - Assisi May 2010
Have a wonderful week!
Blessings and light!