Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)
by Cimabue (1240-1302)

Poetry on Peace

Saint Francis of Assisi

Prayer of Peace

Edited by Peter Y. Chou

Giotto (1267-1337)
Saint Francis Preaches to the Birds
Upper Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi, Italy


Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Saint Francis of Assisi
Prayer of Peace

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