FEAST OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI
First Reading: Job 9: 1-12, 14-16
Psalms: Psalm 88: 10-15
Gospel Reading: Luke 9: 57-62
RELIGIOUS FOUNDER, MYSTIC AND STIGMATIST
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, in pardoning that we are pardoned, and in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Prayer by Saint Francis of Assisi
O God, Who, through the merits of Blessed Francis, didst give increase to Thy Church by the enrichment of a new offspring; grant that we may so follow his example as to despise the things of this world and ever to rejoice in the partaking of Thy Heavenly gifts. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen."
Taken from My Daily Prayer for the Feast of Saint Francis
For the profile of this beloved founder of the Franciscans, see DAILY LITURGY