St. Francis of Assisi

Canticle of the Creatures

Saint Antiqua from the Legend of St. Francis: "Returning from Verna (with imprinted in her body the stigmata of the Lord) worn out and Francis stopped at the monastery of San Damiano, where Clare and her sisters lived. For fifty days and not more was able to withstand the sunlight during the day or the glow of the fire overnight. His eyes tormented him almost to the point of not even let it rest and sleep".

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Francis with inflamed eyes and eyelids half closed, reliving his life in the almost dark now near the end, felt the loss and anguish for his body reduced to ruin because consumed by fatigue, but on the verge of giving up the abyss of sorrow Saint Francis of Assisi made the heartfelt cry of supplication: "O Lord, help me in my infirmities, that have the strength to bear it patiently.".

It was then that Francis hear again the same beautiful voice he had heard from the crucifix of S. Damiano: Tell me brother, if someone gave you a gift, as compensation for your suffering and tribulations, and an immense treasure, which the whole land turned into gold, precious stones and pebbles in river water in perfume, terrestrial still some accounts, compared to this treasure, the earth, pebbles and water? You do not rejoice?

Francis replied: "Sir would be an immense treasure, precious, priceless, beyond all that you can love and desire." The Lord "Well, brothers rejoice and be glad in the midst of your illness and to your troubles: henceforth live in peace, as if you were already in my kingdom."".

His soul was filled with joy at that moment, Francis called his companions and told the dialogue had with his Lord and said, "I will therefore make a new praise the Lord from his creatures."

Francis, in the conduct of his life, returns to his song at the dawn of creation, when the Creator was pleased with his creatures.

Francis "makes" High, omnipotent and good, praise, glory, honor and blessing that I am not a possession or a human language, are not values expressed by the rich man, whose poverty against God, is so radical that even he is worthy to mention God or have in mind.

Love is the foundation of the language of Francis that "more" that fascinates us. This message of love thirsty man of our time and life that takes nourishment from a general state of resentment, whose first expression is the resentment against God the Creator resentment poison the way of being and human behavior toward creatures, toward themselves and towards others.

The Canticle of the Creatures.
"Most High Almighty Good Lord,
Yours are the praises, glory and honor
and all blessing.
For you alone, Most High if confine,
et no man Ene dignu Your Name.

Praised be my Lord cum all your creatures
spetialmente Messer Brother Sun,
which the iomo loi et us light.
Et cum ellu is beautiful and radiant with great splendor
high tea door de signification.

Praised be You my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars;
celu in the formats and precious and beautiful.
Praised be my Lord for brother wind and air to,
cloudy and clear weather and every kind of weather,
for which the sustenance to your creatures.

Praised be my Lord for sister water,
which is multi-useful, humble, precious and pure.
Praised be my Lord for Brother Fire,
for which the nightly ennalumini:
helium is nice and robust and strong.

Praised be my Lord for our Sister Mother Earth,
who sustains and governs us,
and produces various fruits with colored flowers and herbs.

Praised be my Lord for those who pardon
for thy love,
and bear infirmity and tribulation.
Blessed are those keel endure in peace,
High tea ka they will be crowned.

Praised be my Lord
our Sister Bodily Death,
from which no man living can escape.
Woe to those k and it will die in mortal sin.
Happy those she finds doing your most holy will,
ka second death it not harm.

Praise and bless my Lord
serve with great humility.
Francis of Assisi.