Praised be my Lord God with all His creatures, and specially our brother the sun, who brings us the day and who brings us the light. Fair is he and shines with a very great splendour.

Praised be my Lord for our sister the moon, and for the stars, which He has set clear and lovely in heaven.

Praised be my Lord for our brother the wind, and for the air and cloud, calms, and all weather by which He upholds life in all creatures.

Praised be my Lord for our sister water, who serves us and is humble, precious and clean.

Praised be my Lord for our mother the earth, who sustains us and keeps us, and brings forth diverse fruits and flowers.

Praise and bless the Lord, give thanks unto Him, and serve Him with great humility.

-after Saint Francis of Assisi (1182-1226 A.D.)

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