Make me a channel of your peace


The sky
full of angels
the earth
touched by saints
the air
permeated with yearning
the hills
exulting joyfully…
mystery of tears
San Damiano
enlightened by chants
the woods
hallowed by silence
the monks
blessed by the spirit…
The houses
filled with hope
among the alleys
a sigh of sweetness

you are an ocean of joy
you are an ocean of peace
with Saint Francis and Saint Clare
with all the brothers and sisters
who constantly pray

Saint Francis
so admired by the people
Saint Francis
you are an example for the believers

ancient, beloved city
there is no other place
that compares
with your beauty and with your love

poem written by Ingrid Henzler (c)
photograph taken by Ingrid Henzler (c)