The feast day of St. Francis of Assisi coincidentally coincides with the visit of Catholic Pope Francis. Pastor Cindy talks about the original St. Francis in her sermon. Although born into a wealthy family, St. Francis devoted himself to poverty, and spreading the Word of God. He preached to man and beast the universal ability and duty of all creatures to praise God. It is said that he even preached to the birds, calling them his ‘little sisters’. On St. Francis of Assisi Day, we remember that God blesses us with the earth, the sun, the moon, and all animals great and small.