Due to unemployment, and thus financial hardship, I have changed my policy of not adding labor cost to my rosaries. I hope that you can understand why this is necessary and will continue to support my apostolate. At this time I need to support my family with my skills and resources. I have not added much to the cost of each item -- not as much as most vendors would, doubling or tripling their cost -- but just enough to contribute a small amount to my family's income.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

St. Francis: Praised be to You, my Lord

by Jose de Ribera

Canticle of the Sun
by St. Francis

Most high, omnipotent, good Lord,
Praise, glory and honor and benediction all, are Thine.
To Thee alone do they belong, most High,
And there is no man fit to mention Thee.

Praise be to Thee, my Lord, with all Thy creatures,
Especially to my worshipful brother sun,
That which lights up the day, and through him dost Thou brightness give;
And beautiful is he and radiant with splendor great;
Of Thee, most High, signification gives.

Praised be my Lord, for sister moon and for the stars,
In heaven Thou hast formed them clear and precious and fair. 

Praised be my Lord for brother wind
And for the air and clouds and fair and every kind of weather,
By which Thou givest to Thy creatures nourishment.

Praised be my Lord for sister water,
That which is greatly helpful and humble and precious and pure.

Praised be my Lord for brother fire,
Through which Thou lightest up the dark.
And fair is he and gay and mighty and strong.

Praised be my Lord for our sister, mother earth,
Through which sustains and keeps us
And brings forth diverse fruits with grass and flowers bright.

Praised be my Lord for those who for Thy love forgive
And weakness bear and tribulation.
Blessed those who shall in peace endure,
For by Thee, most High, shall they be crowned.

Praised be my Lord for our sister, the bodily death,
From which no living man can flee.
Woe to them who die in mortal sin;
Blessed those who shall find themselves in Thy most holy will,
For the second death shall do them no ill.

Praise ye and bless ye my Lord, and give Him thanks,
And be subject unto Him with great humility.

I am putting this St. Francis of Assisi key fob in my Etsy shop today. All of the proceeds from the sale will go to the Pregnancy Decision Health Center in Columbus.
The key fob can be attached to a key ring, or a zipper on a purse. The beads are 10 mm smoked topaz Swarovski crystals, brass Charlotte seed beads and blue glass Japanese seed beads. The Sy. Francis medal is bronze, hand cast from a vintage medal.

Key fob is SOLD.

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