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Mama of Sanctuary Forest Garden
Mama of Sanctuary Forest Garden
I always love St Francis's prayer and hymn - Make me a channel of your Peace
To discover another prayer which speaks and resonates to my heart and soul, I'm so delighted!
I learnt the prayer 'The Canticle of the Creatures' from Mirabai Starr's course 'Wild Goddesses & Mystics of Mercy' on 'Our Sister, Mother Earth' and immediately fall in love with the prayer. It is about Nature, Creatures, Mother Earth. It is like a love song for Nature.
Nothing is ever coincidence if we listen deep within our heart and soul. My love for Nature has brought me to places of awe, wonder, peace and joy within!
I have always been fascinated by the Saints' life. I read books on Saints when I was 21. Never would I know I return to deepen my understanding about their lives even more and their love relationship with God, and in return my love relationship with my beloved (God/Divine). I am so glad to have listened to my heart and taken Mirabai Starr's course. I, not only healed myself, but also learnt about the various traditions of the Goddesses and the Mystics of Mercy.
Why do I say 'Nothing is ever coincidence'? Firstly, I was led to listen to Wayne Dyer's video - The Shift and in the movie, he talked about his encounter and miracle with Francis. In June, I went to Assisi with Nita and being led to St Francis's site of origins of the Franciscans and the pardon, the chapel of the roses where he lived and the rose garden. I love Roses and my other name is Rose. To later find Jeroen and I had a room named after St Francis in Orval Abbey for our silent retreat.
I know I am led into this prayer for me to contemplate deeper. Nita recently named me 'Mama of the Forest' which is our Forest ministry and my very own physical Sanctuary Forest Garden at home. My plants are my baby and they are like my children.
The Canticle of the Creatures
Most high omnipotent good Lord,
To thee Praise, glory, honour, and every
To Thee alone Most High do they
Belong. And no man is worthy
To pronounce Thy Name.
Praise be to Thee my Lord with all Thy creatures.
Especially for Master Brother Sun Who illuminates the day for us.
An Thee Most high he manifests.
Praise be to Thee my Lord for Sister Moon and for the stars
In Heaven Thou hast formed them, shining, precious, fair.
Praise be to Thee my Lord Brother Wind,
For air and clouds, clear sky and all the weathers
Through which Thou sustainest all Thy creatures.
Praise be to Thee my Lord for Sister Water,
She is useful and humble, precious and pure.
Praise be to Thee my Lord for Brother Fire,
Through him our night Thou dost enlighten,
And he is fair and merry, boisterous and strong.
Praise be to Thee my Lord for our sister Mother Earth,
who nourishes and sustains us all,
Bringing forth diverse fruits and many-coloured flowers and herbs.
Praise be to Thee my Lord for those who pardon grant for love
Of thee and bear infirmity and tribulations,
Blessed be those who live in peace,
For by Thee Most high they shall be crowned.
Praise be to Thee my Lord for our Sister Bodily Death
From whom no living man can flee;
Woe to them who die in mortal sin
But blessed they who shall be found in Thy most holy Will;
To them the second death can do no harm.
O bless and praise my Lord all creatures,
And thank and serve Him in deep humility.
Join me to contemplate on 'The Canticle of the Creatures' in your own prayer.
Shalom! Blessings to you!
Shalom! Blessings! Love To you!