Franciscan Spirituality

When people think of Franciscan Spirituality they think either of love of animals/creation or being a peacemaker. Go to any garden store and in the midst of the statues of gnomes and Buddha’s you will find a statute of St Francis surrounded by birds and other animals. Examine book of ra classic kostenlos. Most people are familiar with the Peace Prayer of St Francis either as a hymn or as a prayer.

A spirituality that loves animals is easy to follow. I love my cats…. dogs…birds, animals. So I am just like St. Francis. Where did this idea come from? From a story in the book, The Little Flowers of St Francis. The story tells about an episode when the friars were walking back to Assisi and Francis saw a flock of birds on the side of the road. He walked among them, and they stayed there as if listening to him and only flying off when he said they could leave.

Giotto’s famous painting in the Basilica of Assisi depicts this.