There is an animal here that cries late at night. A haunting sound I used to think was almost human. I lie in bed listening to all the sounds I have found nowhere else. They sound so wild, so unlike the quiet rush of passing traffic on the main road I can hear from my bedroom on summer nights at home.
Today is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to visit Assisi and see the sites where St. Francis of Assisi began the Franciscan order. While it was a joy to be in Assisi and walk where Francis had walked hundreds of years earlier, I was thankful to be able to learn more about the faith of St. Francis. It is this faith, which propelled his actions, which so greatly impacts on our faith.