Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Song of Francis

 I got this book out of the library, and it soon moved across to the list of books that I want to own.  My son loves it, and he makes up his own songs about blessing the Lord, based on the song that Saint Francis sings in the book.   I just saw that Amazon is offering it at a bargain price.  If you browse there, you can look inside the book (please note, I make no money from directing you there; I only mention it because I think some of my readers would also love this book).

Tomie DePaola has dedicated The Song of Francis to the nuns of the Benedictine Abbey of Regina Laudis in Connecticut, a wonderful place; I went on retreat there a few years ago, and recently performed in a concert series sponsored by a lay Benedictine foundation that is affiliated with the abbey.


Sally Thomas said...

Lovely! I haven't seen this one. My kids have loved his other books, including an earlier one about Saint Francis, whose title I can't quite remember: The Poor Man of God? The Beggar of God? Anyway, I'm sure you know it. I'll have to look for this one for sure.

Pentimento said...

It just came out in 2009. I have one called The Clown of God; I think the other St. Francis is The Poor Man of Assisi (?). I also ordered a book of his used, called The Holy Twins, about SS. Benedict and Scholastica, which I'm looking forward to reading.

lissla lissar said...

We are collecting every Tomie De Paola book we can find; Nat loves The Clown of God and The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush.

I'll look for the St. Francis one.