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Saint Francis of Assisi

Bartolomeo della Gatta Stigmata of St Francis

Stigmata of St Francis, by Bartolomeo della Gatta (1448–1502). Francis is accompanied, on the right, by Brother Leo, his secretary and confessor. From Wikimedia

O God, who by the life of blessed Francis didst move thy people to the love of simple things: Grant that after his example, we may hold lightly to the things of this world and lay up for ourselves treasures in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

O Almighty God, by whose gift Saint Francis was conformed to Christ in poverty and humility: grant that, by walking in the footsteps of Blessed Francis, we may follow thy Son, and, through joyful charity, come to be united with thee; through Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with there and the Holy Ghost, one God, would without end. Amen.

¶ Or this:

Most high, omnipotent, good Lord, grant unto thy people grace to renounce gladly the vanities of this world; that, following the way of blessed Francis, we may for love of thee delight in thy whole creation with perfectness of joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

¶ Or this:

O God, who hast not disdained to reveal thyself to the child–like and lowly of heart: Grant that, like Saint Francis, we may l earn to count the wisdom of this world as foolishness, and determine to know nothing save Jesus Christ and him crucified; who liveth and reigneth with the and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.

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