StFrancis“Prayer is the beginning and the middle and the end of all good; prayer illumineth the soul, and thereby doth the soul distinguish good from evil.” Brother Giles, companion of St. Francis, The Little Flowers of Saint Francis (Aldine House, 1900)

“May God bless and guard thee against all temptation. Be not downcast, because thou hast temptations, for at such time I deem thee a friend and a better servant of God, and the more thou art assailed by temptations, the more do I love thee. Verily, I say to thee that no man should deem himself a true friend of God, save in so far as he hath passed through many temptations and tribulations.” St. Francis

“My God, have mercy on me a sinner, and through the merits of this holy man grant me to find thy grace.” Brother Leo