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Feast of St Francis of Assisi, October 4

4th Oct 2020

St Francis befriends the cricket saying, ‘sing my sister cricket and praise your Creator with a joyful song …’

St Francis of Assisi and the cricket

St Francis is known as the patron saint of ecology. He loved the world and all creatures who shared it. To all our Franciscan friends we wish you a blessed Feast Day of St Francis.

On this feast day of St Francis of Assisi we remember his special affinity with the created world, his honouring of the elements – sun, moon, water, fire – and his recognition of the divine in even the smallest of creatures.

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View The Blessing of the Animals, with words of wisdom from special guests Catherine White mfic and Patricia Tracy mfic, which was held in Mercy Partners Place Prayer Garden.

Mercy Partners ministry Mount Alvernia College was founded in the Franciscan tradition.