Friday, April 17, 2009

" ST. FRANCIS of ASSISI "

I had for sometime been wanting and looking

for a Garden Statue of St. Francis of Assisi.

I found this solid concrete statue in Natchez.

I got around to painting him yesterday.









He turned out so well, I painted these black pots too!





We built this garden last week to give St. Francis a proper

setting. It has three Larkspur plants in it. Yesterday I also

scattered a cup full of eight different varieties of perennial

seeds, I hope to have a beautiful wildflower garden here.







He is holding a bird so I added a little boy and a rabbit...




THE PRAYER of SAINT FRANCIS of ASSISI


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...................UNITY

Where there is doubt.....................FAITH

Where there is error......................TRUTH

Where there is despair...................HOPE

Where there is sadness..................JOY

Where there is darkness................LIGHT


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..............................that we are

BORN TO ETERNAL LIFE







13 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

Carol, Those are such beautiful words to live by - so true and comforting.

Wow you sure have a lot of pretty stuff going on there. Love the pot you painted gold. Is that a hibuscus you have planted. Such a lovely place you made for the statue and I bet those seeds make you some gorgeous flowere. Can't wait to see them pop up.

Sorry you lost many some of your veggies to heavy rain. I think your temps were colder than ours on the last cool spell. Mine have so many trees on all sides that I think this kept them from the frost. The trees let the sun in during the day but shades early morn and evening. Good luck with the rest of your veggies. Post some pics of your vegetables.
And thanks for visiting my blog and leaving comments. I love this blog stuff and have made so many friends.

Dirt Princess said...

Very nice. I love the other statues you added in with him. I love statues. Some of them can get pretty pricey

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, he's lovely in his new setting.

Elizabeth said...

Truly a welcome and lovely addition to your garden
May he bless you
and all the animals and birds who visit you.

lakeviewer said...

I love the prayer and the story of St. Francis.

jeannette stgermain said...

I loe his words, but even more his life! Thanks for sharing, Carol.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I love the statue of St. Frances of Assisi. They have some really nice ones at the Home Depot garden center right now.
Mine is next to the pond, but I think I'm going to move him, and place him in the area where my cats are buried....
The pots look great !!

willow said...

You know how much I love St. Francis from my post a while back. I've been looking for just the right St. Francis garden statue, too, but have yet to find him. Your's is lovely, Carol!

Reader Wil said...

That's the most beautiful prayer after the "Our Father...". Thank you! You made your garden to a wonderful tribute to St. Frances of Assisi.

Janet, said...

Your statue of St. Frances looks very good looking over your "garden to be." My neighbor got one of those statues last year, and she just loves it.

Shrinky said...

Carol, what a peaceful place you have created, why am I not surprised?

The garden is already beautiful, but when your wildflowers take root I'm betting it will be spectacular.. of course you will have butterflies, bees and birds flocking there too soon - here comes Summer, eh? (smile)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

One of my favorite saints and prayers Carol. I did a blog post on it once too. Your statue is wonderful and will look so perfect surrounded by flowers.

If you pop out my blog's playlist and scroll down (I have a lot of songs) you can hear Sarah MacLachan singing it ...it's beautiful!

Isabel said...

OH I love your St. Francis space in the garden. S. Francisco de Assis (as we call it back in Portugal) is very dear to my heart. I read his story as a young girl and some how always felt connected.