Monday, March 11, 2013

Peace Prayer, Plus

For Music Monday:

The Peace Prayer of St. Francis
by an anonymous Norman c. 1915

Lord make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred,
Let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And 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.

St. Francis by Berlinghieri

More music inspired by St. Francis:

Saint Fran├žois d'Assise, an opera by French composer Olivier Messiaen
Il Poverello: Medieval & Renaissance Music for Saint Francis of Assisi, The Rose Ensemble
St Francis & The Minstrels of God, Altramar Medieval Music Ensemble
Vox Resonat-Joculatores Dei/ Minstrels of God-The Lauda in Medieval Italy

An article discussing new books about St. Francis: Rich Man, Poor Man: The radical visions of St. Francis by Joan Acocella, The New Yorker

Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts and Letters


Linda at teacherdance said...

It's wonderful how this man informs our lives so beautifully through all these years. This is beautiful, Tabatha. Thank you!

Robyn Hood Black said...

Yes, yes - what an inspiring post! Thank you for sharing these timeless words (which I actually needed to hear this week), the glorious music, and the terrific links. Spreading words of peace is a beautiful thing.

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

Every time I hear this piece of music I feel such a sense of peace descend. Thank you, Tabatha!