Today’s Quote: No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves. St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis of Assisi was born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone in Italy in 1181. He is the patron saint of animals, the environment and one of the two patron saints of Italy. He founded the Franciscan Order. Many literary critics consider him Italy’s first modern poet.
He’s most famous for his affinity with animals. Images of him often show him holding or near animals.
The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi is celebrated annually on October 4.
Most famous among his works is the poem titled “The Prayer of St. Francis”. He is remembered as one history’s truly great souls. In recent years, one our time’s greatest souls – Sarah Mclachlan – recorded a song version of the famous poem. I found this wonderful version of it on YouTube. Enjoy!
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I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams.
Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Spring Hill, Ks with his wife.
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I thought I knew a lot about St. Francis, but I had never seen this quote or heard Sarah MacLachlan’s version of that prayer. Thank you for these blessings!