A poster explaining the significance of the lotus flower in Buddhism. Essentially, we also have the ability to rise from the mud and bloom, just like the lotus. As the Vietnamese Thien (Zen) Buddhist monk once said, "No mud, no lotus.
Buddha in Bodhi Tree. “When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into it’s dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment
Saint Francis of Assisi was canonized (made a saint) in 1228 by Pope Gregorio IX. Saint Francis is the patron saint of Italy and of animals and nature. His special day of remembrance is every year on 4 October.