Francis and the Wolf by John August Swanson, ca.2002. Multicoloured silk-screen. St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology. The feast of St. Francis of Assisi is celebrated yearly on October 4th by having your pet blessed in the spirit of this patron saint
Murray Bodo offers a maturing of his own friar's spirituality in this dramatic storytelling of Francis' close connection and relationship with Jesus. Here we see a multi-dimensional, yet internal Francis as the ultimate disciple of Jesus: Francis as sufferer, in the wilderness, as itinerant, as misunderstood, in prayer, as teacher, as lover and protector of the poor, in authority while subject to God's authority, in community, as healer, as wounded.