Monday, October 5, 2015

Monday Music: All Creatures of Our God and King

Yesterday, over at Music of the Spheres, I posted this one for the Feast of St. Francis:

On the Feast Day for St. Francis of Assisi, an old hymn with the words of St. Francis set to the tune  LASST UNS ERFREUEN. Originally written in Italian ("Laudato sia Dio mio Signore"), the text is also known as the "Song of All Creatures" and as the "Canticle of the Sun." Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment titled, "Laudato Si" (Praise Be to You) has as it's subtitle, "On care for our common home." The document's title, of course, harks back to the words of St. Francis in praise to God for creation.


Sunday, October 4, 2015

St. Francis of Assisi

It has been over 800 years since the birth of Giovanni Bernadoni, aka St. Francis of Assisi (his merchant father loved France, thus nicknamed his son "Francis"). Today he remains one of the most popular saints. John Michael Talbot's adaptation of "The Prayer of St. Francis" certainly embodies the ideal of the 13th century saint.


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Saturday Haiku: Garden Saint

though cast in stone
the saint is remembered
in living things

Photo: Statue of St. Francis of Assisi at Aldridge Gardens
Credit: Charles Kinnaird


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...