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Hymn of the Sun, The

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St. Francis refers to Brother Sun and Sister Moon, the wind and the water, and even Sister Death in his praise of all things.

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Tony Wright's magnificent, award-winning illustrations capture the spirit of this moving poem with a vision that is at once powerful, reverent and loving. St. Francis, the patron saint of ecology, believed that all nature is a mirror of God.

In this beautiful poem, he praises the sun and moon, the water and wind, and Mother Earth. This is his simple, moving reminder that man and nature are part of the universal order of all things.

Benjamin Franklin Award, First Prize, Religion/Metaphysics/Spirituality. First Prize, Catholic Press Association Book Award.

Excerpt
"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 splendor! Of you, Most High, he bears the likeness.

Be praised, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars; in the heavens you have made them, precious and beautiful."

Author Assisi, St. Francis
Illustrator Wright, Tony
Book Type Hardcover
Page Count 36 pp.
Publisher Broken Glass 1991
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