Today the Catholic church celebrates the feast of Francis of Assisi. To celebrate this day I prayed with this poem early this morning. Walk with these simple verses through this day and let the spirit of Francis wash over you.
WHEN I RETURNED FROM ROME
bird took flight.
And a flower in a field whistled at me
as I passed.
from a stream of clear water.
And at night the sky untied her hair and I fell asleep
clutching a tress
When I returned from Rome, all said to me,
“Tell us the great news,”
and with great excitement, I did: “A flower in a field whistled,
and at night the sky untied her hair and
I fell asleep clutching a
sacred tress …”
Photo | I am not aware of the original source of this sculpture of Francis but I know it is found in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery in Naperville, Illinois. If anybody knows the name of the artist who sculpted this wonderful image of Francis please let me know.