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The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

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Six years ago on the celebration of the Feast Of Saint Francis of Assisi I attended a Sunday Service at my Episcopal Church parish as my TRUE SELF for the first time.  People there knew I was going to transition but I had not said exactly what date it would be.  I was scheduled as <dead name> to read The Intercessions or Prayers Of The People which for some reason I just knew was the right time to do it.  There are two prayers attributed to St. Francis that truly resonate in my spiritual life as a Trans* person.


The first of these is the one that begins "Lord make me an instrument of Your Peace" and goes on to recite a list of things to help and be with other people.  All of them so much more true today than they were in the past as to how I react with other people and with life itself.


 The second prayer that I now see as equally uplifting is the one called The Canticle of The Sun which goes on to list a wide variety natural forces and objects such as the Sun and Moon, the storms, oceans and all of the wide variety of creation that has come about.  St, Francis would not be one reject me or say I was unacceptable, if he could call a wolf his brother, or a bird his sister in creation. 


I have been out since that day six years ago, and have been lucky to have found a spiritual home and I am more alive doing service and befriending others knowing I am my True Self.  I picked a good day it seems.

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That is a beautiful story Vicky. Thank you for sharing.  I don't know that prayer but will search for it.






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Very nice.  You certainly picked the right moment. 



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