Below are prayers and quotes attributed to St. Francis of Assisi St. Francis of Assisi
|“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”|
|“Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”|
|“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”|
“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love,
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”
|“The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today”|
|“A real friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”|
“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
|“Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received--only what you have given.”|
|“True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.”|
“Lord, grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change,
he courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.”
|“If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”|
|“Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society.”|
|“We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.”|
|“When you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.|
|“O Divine Master, grant that I may not seek to be consoled, as to console. To be understood, as to understand. To be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned. It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”|
“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.”
|“Nor did demons crucify Him; it is you who have crucified Him and crucify Him still, when you delight in your vices and sins.”|
to Saint Peregrine
Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel,
May God rebuke him,
gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,
ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc,
et in hora mortis nostrae.
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