Christus Vivit 52: Saint Francis of Assisi

Another saint, the pope’s namesake, by chance:

52. Saint Francis of Assisi, while very young and full of great dreams, heard Jesus’ call to become poor like him and to rebuild the Church by his witness. He joyfully renounced everything he had and is now the saint of universal fraternity, the brother of all. He praised the Lord for his creatures. Francis died in 1226.

Paul Winter’s Missa Gaia opens with an adaptation of the Canticle of Brother Sun. Listen to the King’s Chorus sing it here. (Bet some of you thought I’d post one of the two other more popular settings, eh?) I think this linked song wears quite well into the new century. Sounds young to me. Remember to check Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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