Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the ecology, was a Roman Catholic saint who took the gospel literally by following all Jesus said and did.
Francis of Assisi was a poor little man who astounded and inspired the Church by taking the gospel literally—not in a narrow fundamentalist sense, but by actually following all that Jesus said and did, joyfully, without limit & without a mite of self-importance.St. Francis believed that the world was created good & beautiful by God, but suffers a need for redemption. His appreciation of the environment is expressed in his “Canticle of the Sun,” a poem which expresses a love and appreciation of Brother Sun, Sister Moon, Mother Earth and all of God’s Creations.
Legend has it that St. Francis, on his deathbed, thanked his donkey for carrying and helping him throughout his life, and his donkey wept.
We invite you to bring your animals to a special blessing in honor of St. Francis on Friday, October 3 at 2:00 at the school playground. (If you cannot bring your pet, bring a picture.)
2 OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY
OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY
The church honors Our Blessed Mother during the month of October under her glorious title of “Our Lady of the Rosary”. John Paul II called the Rosary his favorite prayer, in which we meditate with Mary upon the mysteries which she as a mother meditated on in her heart (Lk. 2:19) In this month of October, let us consider this beautiful prayer of the Rosary as a means that we too can use in order to draw closer to Jesus and Mary by meditating on the great mysteries of our salvation.
We would like to keep six roses by Mary’s statue in the church & in the gathering space during this month to honor our Mother. If you would like to make a donation to the rose fund, please mark “Roses” on your check and drop it in the collection basket or drop off at the parish office.
3 BREAD MONK
FR. DOMINIC GARRAMONE, OSB AKA “THE BREAD MONK”
Tickets for “The Bread Monk” are $5.00 each and available at the parish office. Fr. Dominic will present an interesting and educational program on “Autumn Breads” next Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Parish Hall. The program is sponsored by the Edgar County HCE. This sounds like an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday morning!