St. Francis of Assisi

(1181-1226)

Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.

The Feast of St. Francis was on Friday, 4 October 2013. St. The quotation above is attributed to St. Francis. Francis is remembered for his passionate following of the teachings of Jesus. To follow Jesus, Francis mindfully digested the Gospel. Francis practiced mindfulness in thought, word and deed. Thich Nhat Hanh (1926 – ), the Vietnamese monk in the video above, embodies what he proclaims. Like St. Francis, he is a man of compassion and mindfulness.

We are blessed by the witness of St. Francis of Assisi and Thich Nhat Hahn.

The world is blessed by all who live mindfully and with compassion.

anthony glenn miller