Saint Francis of Assisi died 1,792 years ago yesterday, October the third, in the year 1226. According to records, he was forty-four years old. Today, October 4th is his feast day. Among many things, he is often remembered as the patron saint of animals; especially birds.
I have a small statue of Saint Francis above my desk (seen in the image atop this entry where it is standing at the far left) to serve as an inspiration for me to persevere in my work to help others learn about the needs avian community through my book series, Words In Our Beak; as well as through any presentation I can make that is related to our feathered creatures.
Moreover Cam, my visiting cardinal, the protagonist in the book series named her eldest daughter, Frannie, to honor his memory. In volume one,