"Most high, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me, Lord, a correct faith, a certain hope, a perfect charity, sense and knowledge, so that I may carry out Your holy and true command."~ Prayer of St. Francis before the Crucifix of San Damiano
UPDATE: With a little prayer to St. Francis and a "closed-eye" dip into the basket of entry names, the winner is... RENEE!!!!! Congratulations, Renee!!! Just send your address to: needles (at) fidget (dot) com and the afghan will be on it's way.
Thank you all for your participation and kind comments!
St. Francis of Assisi's charisma of simplicity and appreciation of God's creation finds it's foundation in the perfection with which he loved God. We see this love of God reflected in a sermon on St. Francis of Assisi by St. Bonaventure, "Francis sought occasion to love God in everything. He delighted in all the works of God's hands and from the vision of joy on earth his mind soared aloft to the life-giving source and cause of all. In everything beautiful, he saw him who is beauty itself, and he followed his Beloved everywhere by his likeness imprinted on creation; of all creation he made a ladder by which he might mount up and embrace him who is all-desirable. By the power of his extraordinary faith he tasted the Goodness which is the source of all in each and every created thing, as in so many rivulets. He seemed to perceive a divine harmony in the interplay of powers and faculties given by God to his creatures and like the prophet David he exhorted them all to praise God."
In honor of today's feast of St. Francis of Assisi, we are excited to GIVEAWAY one of our newly designed and embroidered San Damiano Cross Afghan.
To enter, simply leave a comment in this post before October 13th.