I had hoped to have a teatime in honor of St. Francis this past week, but the week had some unexpected things come up. It just didn't work out. I am prepared for it, if we have time this week, but there are other days on the liturgical calendar of importance this week, too.
But, to just remember him and think of him this day, here is a prayer composed by St. Francis.
Canticle of the Sun
This beautiful prayer, hymn to creation, is by St. Francis of Assisi.
Most high, all-powerful, all good, Lord! All praise is yours, all glory, all honour And all blessing.
To you alone, Most High, do they belong. No mortal lips are worthy To pronounce your name.
All praise be yours, my Lord, through all that you have made, And first my lord Brother Sun, Who brings the day; and light you give to us through him.
How beautiful is he, how radiant in all his splendour! Of you, Most High, he bears the likeness.
All praise be yours my Lord, through Brothers Wind and Air, And fair and stormy, all the weather's moods, By which you cherish all that you have made.
All praise be yours, my Lord, through Sister Water, So useful, lowly, precious and pure.
All praise be yours, my Lord, through Brother Fire, Through whom you brighten up the night. How beautiful is he, how gay! Full of power and strength.
All praise be yours my Lord, through Sister Earth, our mother Who feeds us in her sovereignty and produces Various fruits with colored flowers and herbs.
All praise be yours, my Lord, through those who grant pardon. For love of you; through those who endure Sickness and trial.
Happy those who endure in peace, By you, Most High, they will be crowned.
All praise be yours, my Lord, through Sister Death, From whose embrace no mortal can escape. Woe to those who die in mortal sin! Happy those She finds doing your will! The second death can do no harm to them.
Praise and bless my Lord, and give him thanks, And serve him with great humility.
(The above prayer was found at catholicculture.org)
I'm realizing now, that it is 10 minutes into Sunday, so I didn't quite get this posted on the right day, but the intentions are there.