Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Brother Sun Sister Moon

The feast day of St. Francis is this week and my thoughts turn to Beth. We share a love for Francis and his Canticle of Creation, where he praises the beauty of the natural world. I confess that I still hear Donovan singing the soundtrack to Zeffirelli’s movie, and see Francis running across the scenic Umbrian countryside with Clare, showing her the glorious flowers, birds, and grains of wheat, composing as he goes along.

You have to love Francis who loved to be outdoors and saw Creation’s glory in every tree, bird, and creature.