Thursday, July 26, 2012

Godmother Of Punk Inspired By St. Francis of Assisi

Additional proof of the universal appeal of St. Francis of Assisi, there was a story posted on the Reuters News Service website about the influence the saint had on the latest album produced by Patti Smith.  Called "the Godmother of Punk," Ms. Smith was reported to have been inspired by St. Francis in her recent songwriting.  Reuters reports that she spent some time in front of the tomb of the Saint, while visiting the basilica in Assisi.  Here is the full story.

1 comment:

  1. Guilty pleasure admission - I have two of her early albums, and I just bought her latest. Yeah, I'm a Franciscan with some punk leanings. John Michael Talbot, forgive me!