Seven Ways to Live Like St. Francis

Today’s world needs more and more people following St. Francis’ example and spirituality. His devotion to the teachings of Christ, love and respect for nature, and struggle for justice are as relevant today as they were back in the 13th century. Discover how you can live like St. Francis in the world today.

Peace Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument
of your peace.
Where there is hatred,
let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, union;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is error, truth;
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,
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
attributed to St. Francis of Assisi