See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

What I want for Christmas...


"O Lord, make me an instrument of Thy Peace!


Where there is hatred, let me sow love.

Where there is injury, pardon.

Where there is discord, harmony.

Where there is doubt, faith.

Where there is despair, hope.

Where there is darkness, light.

Where there is sorrow, joy.



Oh Divine Master, grant that I may not

so much seek to be consoled as to console;

to be understood as to understand;

to be loved as to love;

for it is in giving that we receive;

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life."
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-Prayer of St. Francis
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Art:  Fresco - St. Francis at Greccio

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Terry.
    Is that fresco from the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi?
    I had the wonderful fortune of being there a year ago; wish I could have spent HOURS there contemplating the frescoes...alas, I was pushed through the mob of pilgrims/tourists since we had a limited time.
    Thank you for this great reminder.

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  2. Father - I'm not sure where the fresco is from - possibly Greccio?

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