Saturday, October 4, 2014

Feast of Saint Francis, 2014 -- October 4, 2014

Today is the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.

“Lord make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
And where there is sadness, joy.

"O divine master grant that I may
Not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love
For it is in giving that we receive-
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
And its in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Saint Francis Church in North Beach is now the National Shrine of Saint Francis. The former gym/church hall contains the Nuova Porziuncola, a model of the little church rebuilt by Saint Francis. They just finished refurbishing the church and the hall.  I took the photo on 20-August-2011.

Yesterday I took the cat to Good Shepherd School to meet the Third Graders and attend the blessing of the animals.  Father Lu was called away, so the student council gave the blessing.  The cat did not get scared, as far as I could tell. 

The Giants second game in the Washington series started at 2:30pm.  We watched until 4:30, when we left to go to church.  The Nationals were ahead 1-0 and George Zimmerman was pitching.  So was Tim Hudson.  In the top of the Ninth with two outs, Pablo Sandoval drove in Joe Panick.  We drove to Half Moon Bay and had dinner at Cameron's Pub.  The game was on.  No one could score.  When we were leaving, a man who had just sat down at the next table said "You'll get home they'll still be playing."  Traffic was very heavy and it took a long time to get through Half Moon Bay because people were trying to get to 92.  Yusmiero Petit pitched six scoreless innings in relief.  We got home about 8:30 and parked out front as the Giants came up for the bottom of the 18th.  We heard neighbors across the lawn cheering.  My wife said "The Giants must have scored."  Belt had hit a home run, so it was 2-1.  They held it in the bottom of the 18th, so the Giants lead the series 2-0.  Petit got the win. 

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