The Blessed Earth: A Symphony

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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, … [Read more...]