Monday, October 4, 2010

Feast Day of Saint Francis

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

Umbrian Sunset

Have a wonderful week!
Blessings and light!


KathyA said...

Blessings back to you as well.

Victoria said...

Always a special day!! lovely tribute..and magnifncent photos!! Stellar!

Joyce said...

Blessings come back your way, my friend. Beautiful photos. xo

Loree said...

Beautiful photos. I long to visit Umbria.

Bonito said...

Bello. Bellisimo. Beautiful place.

Artist said...

your photos of Assis are just beautiful, I once was there too it is great.

Punctuation Mark said...

we definitely need him to take care of our environment because it's very much needed!

Don said...

Gorgeous sunsets! Yes!

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