In the last year of his life, Saint Anthony of Padua had a tree house built in a walnut tree, to use as a hermitage, a place of prayer and contemplation. These are reflections coming from my contemplating God's world as a Secular Franciscan.
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.