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The Prayer of Saint Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of thy 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 to self that we are born to eternal life.
Very timely and hopeful words in a world of war, social strife, poverty etc.
We have some members who really know a lot about the Papacy, really hoping they will chime in.
I am not catholic but I like this Pope a lot. He seems to practice what he preaches more so than some before him. He's made himself a Pope of the people as well.