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.
Animal Crackers or cookies for snack
Make an Italian meal for dinner
Cannolis for dessert. Buy them at a local bakery (beware, some American bakeries, make an imitation cannoli using whipped cream or other ingredients and not ricotta cheese) or make the yourselves. The shells are a challenge to make but can be bought premade. The filling is very easy and delicious. Just spoon or pipe filling into shells and roll ends of cannolis in mini semisweet chocolate chips.
For more food ideas to celebrate St. Francis, visit Catholic Cuisine.
Crafts & Activities
Watch Francis: Knight of Assisi DVD
Watch Clare and Francis DVD
Bring your pet's to a local church's blessing of the animals
Point out Italy on a world map, as St. Francis is a patron saint of Italy
Read the story of St. Francis and the Wolf and make Wolf Paw Cookies
Wolf Paw Cookies
1 package Voortman's Iced Almonette Cookies
Chocolate Almond Bark or Chocolate Chips, melted for dipping
White Chocolate Chips (or white frosting) to use for claws
Listen to The Prayer of Saint Francis sung by Sarah McLachlan
Saint Francis of Assisi, Pray for Us.