Feast Day of St. Francis

Better late than never. Yesterday was the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. Click on “read more” to get to a video to listen to a stirring rendition of All Creatures of Our God and King, certainly the best know English choral version of a poem written by St. Francis called Canticum Fratris Solis (Canticle of Brother Sun). You can read the poem in the Umbrian dialect of Italian (the original) and in translation here.
For those interested in St. Francis, I cannot recommend strongly enough (thanks Will) G.K. Chesterton’s biography of him. Find it here paired with Chesterton’s equally brilliant biography of St. Thomas Aquinas.

About Kleiner

Associate Vice Provost and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Utah State University. I teach across the curriculum, but am most interested in continental philosophy, ancient and medieval philosophy as well as Catholic thought, all of which might be summed up as an interest in the ressourcement tradition (returning in order to make progress). I also enjoy spending time thinking about liberal education and its ends.
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