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The Canticle of the Creatures

Luigi Santucci, translated by Demetrio S. Yocum, and illustrated by Br. Martin Erspamer
# UP0602 Paperback, 95 pages; 2017
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In each short chapter of The Canticle of the Creatures, revered Italian poet Luigi Santucci presents a snippet of a story from the legendary life of Saint Francis, and a song of praise to him from the perspective of one of the saint's beloved animal friends. The wise and happy “words” of a cicada, a nightingale, a falcon, a wolf, a lamb, and many other gentle beings are accompanied by vibrantly beautiful illustrations by Brother Martin Erspamer. What a treasure for nature lovers who appreciate the elemental importance of thinking of all living creatures as our brothers and sisters. (CH)
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