Francis of assisi quotes about animals

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Story of Saint Francis of Assisi - English - Story of Saints For Kids

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Biography of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals

These 36 quotes about animals give us a good picture of why we need them in our lives, and why we should do everything we can to protect them. We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth. Animals generally return the love you lavish on them by a swift bite in passing—not unlike friends and wives.

Francis of Assisi c. He abandoned a life of luxury after reportedly hearing the voice of God, who commanded him to rebuild the Christian church and to live in poverty. His father, Pietro di Bernardone, was a wealthy cloth merchant, and his mother was a French noblewoman. His father was traveling when he was born, and his mother had the baby christened Giovanni, the Italian name for John the Baptist. His father wanted a man of business, not of God, and renamed his son Francesco, or Francis, reflecting his love of France. The boy grew up in wealth, learning archery, wrestling, and horsemanship, but fell in with a group of young people prone to wild parties.

Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received - only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage. Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Lord, help me to live this day, quietly, easily.
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  1. Godfred B. says:

    We have a higher mission -- to be of service to them wherever they require it.

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