I love lambs.
The Pope blesses lambs today on the feast of St. Agnes - find out why here.
St. Francis of Assisi used to cry when he saw a lamb because he thought of the Passion of Christ, the little Lamb of God. It is said a lamb followed him everywhere he went, another story says it was a rabbit he had rescued from a trap.
Lambs are so simple. Francis called Br. Leo 'little lamb' because of his simplicity and obedience.
Many know the story of how Francis tamed the wolf of Gubbio, who became as gentle as a lamb.
Today we honor St. Agnes, the pure and spotless little virgin who shed her blood rather than surrender her virginity.
St. Agnes pray for us.