PRAISE OF THE CREATURES ~ A GLOBAL GROUP FOR ANIMAL LOVERS.

This group was inspired by the beautiful poem of Saint Francis of Assisi ~" Most high, all powerful.. all good Lord! All praise is yours, all glory,all honour,and all blessing.To you alone,most high, do they belong. No mortal lips are worthy to pronounce your name. BE PRAISED MY LORD, THROUGH ALL YOUR CREATURES, ESPECIALLY THROUGH MY LORD BROTHER SUN..who brings the day; and you give light through him. And he is beautiful and radiant in all his splendour! Of you, most high, he bears likeness. Be praised, my Lord, through sister moon and the stars; In the heavens you have made them bright, precious and beautiful. Be praised, my Lord through brothers wind and air, and clouds and storms..and all the weather..through which you give your creatures sustenance. Be praised, my Lord, through sister water;She is very useful..and humble..and precious and pure. Be praised my Lord, through brother fire..through whom you brighten the night. He is very beautiful and cheerful..and powerful and strong. Be praised, my Lord..through our sister mother earth..who feeds us and rules us..and produces various fruits with coloured flowers and herbs. Be praised my Lord..through those who forgive for the love of you;Through those who endure sickness and trial. Happy those who endure in peace, for by you..most High..they will be crowned. Be praised, my Lord, through our sister..bodily death..from whose..no living person can escape. Woe to those who die in mortal sin! Happy those she finds doing your most Holy will. The second death can do no harm to them. Praise and bless my Lord..and give thanks..and serve Him with great humility.