St Francis and lamb
This statue of St Francis of Assisi and a lamb is located in a grotto on the front lawn of our Motherhouse. It has been there since around 1930.
“Francis of Assisi overflowed with the spirit of charity and deep concern not only toward other humans in need but also …reptiles, birds and all other creatures whether sensate or not. But among all the different kinds of creatures, he loved lambs with a special fondness and spontaneous affection, since in Sacred Scripture the humility of our Lord Jesus Christ is frequently and rightly compared to the lamb.”(from The Life of Saint Francis by Thomas of Celano ) Our Catholic Church celebrates Saint Francis of Assisi on October 4th.
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