The Blessed Earth: A Symphony

Today is "Earth Day," a celebration spawned in 1970 by astute civic protestors and politicians who felt citizens of the world ought to be doing more to honor and protect the environment.It is a grand proposal and one which, 745 years earlier --1225 -- was highlighted by one who has become "the patron saint of nature" ~ my personal hero, Saint Francis of Assisi. In the  spring of 1225,  the last full year of his life,  Francis of Assisi was very ill and in great suffering (from which, ult … [Read more...]