Students from 11N prepared the worship material for the school, it was about St Francis of Assisi. Here are some of their reflections …
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Genesis 1:1-26
Some information about St Francis:
Saint Francis was born in the town of Assisi in Italy in 1182. At the age of 20 he devoted himself to a life of prayer. Three years later, Francis embraced a life of poverty and dedicated himself to God. Francis was a lover of nature. He took long walks through the countryside and studied its plants and trees. Francis felt that all plants and animals were part of God’s kingdom. He is the patron saint of those who care for plants and animals. His feast day is celebrated on October 4.
Some questions to think about:
- Why are animals important to us?
- What do they offer to our society?
They also encouraged us write prayers thanking God for animals and nature.