Beyond the Birdbath: The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
Reflections from the world of Mercy
Written by Sister Eileen Dooling, Sisters of Mercy
When considering the offer to write this blog, it dawned on me how little I knew about Saint Francis: a wild youth, disowning his father and his inheritance, conversing with a wolf and surrounded by birds. There had to be more than sentimental stories to have such a Franciscan legacy and a popularity among the people. And so began my homework!