be you, my Lord, with all your creatures,
Especially Sir Brother Sun,
Who is daylight, and by him You shed light on us.
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendor;
Of You, Most High, he is a symbol.
praised, my Lord, for Sister Moon
praised, my Lord, for Sister Water,
praised, my Lord, for Brother Fire,
praised, my Lord, for our sister Mother Earth,
and bless my Lord
~St. Francis of Assisi
Mary, full of Grace,
Mary, Mother of God
Grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!
The Lord has promised good
to me, his word my hope secures;
Through many dangers, toils
and snares I have already come;
Yes, when this flesh and
heart shall fail, and mortal life shall cease,