Happy Feast of Saint Francis! We invite you to include your pets in the Litany. Just write their names in the “comment” area of the blog post and we’ll bring them into prayer this evening. Prayer is at 5 pm ET at aNunsLife.org/live.
Happy Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi! We celebrate this day mindful of all of God’s good creation. One of my nuns sent me the lyrics of a new hymn that was composed for the Humane Society by Pastor Carolyn Gillette of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware.
Just the other day I came across my copy of The Hound of Heaven. It’s a poem about God’s untiring pursuit of us, a chase inspired by God’s great love. The poem was written around 1900, by Francis Thompson.
I have this memory that when I was a child I used to be able to talk with animals — and that we could understand each other. I must have lost this gift over time because my cat Chloe acts as if she doesn’t understand one thing I say!