Saint Francis of Assisi

c. 1181 - 1226

A Quote by Saint Francis of Assisi on darkness, death, despair, doubt, divinity, eternity, faith, giving, hatred, hope, joy, life, love, peace, and understanding

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred . . . let me sow love. Where there is injury . . . pardon. Where there is doubt . . . faith. Where there is despair . . . hope. Where there is darkness . . . light. 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, It is in dying . . . that we are born to eternal life.

Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1181 - 1226)

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A Quote by Saint Francis of Assisi on day, death, garden, and learning

St. Francis of Assisi was hoeing his garden when someone asked what he would do if he were suddenly to learn that he would die before sunset that very day. "I would finish hoeing my garden," he replied.

Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1181 - 1226)

Source: told by Louis Fischer

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