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Saint Francis of Assisi | Pause+Pray


St. Francis of Assisi is a saint known for his love of animals, a simple lifestyle, and a joyful disposition. Though those are all true facets of his life, St. Francis also called for a revolutionary change in our relationship to God, nature, and each other. May his example guide us this day.


Brother Francis, you gave up everything to be with the poor by becoming poor yourself. You embraced the leper, made peace with a wolf, and repaired our broken Church. Help me to follow your example and recognize who are the lepers and wolves in our world, so that I may also embrace and make peace with them. Guide me to the broken places, so that I, too, may repair them. Amen.


Read up on St. Francis even if you feel you know him well already. Identify one action or quote of his that moves your heart—no matter how small or how big—and try to apply it to your life today.
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