Il Cantico delle Creature (Laudes Creaturarum), anche conosciuto come Cantico di Frate Sole, è una composizione in versi  scritta da San Francesco di Assisi intorno al 1224 e ritenuta il più antico testo poetico della letteratura italiana.

 Altissimu, onnipotente bon Signore,
Tue so' le laude, la gloria e l'honore et onne benedictione.

Ad Te solo, Altissimo, se konfano,
et nullu homo ène dignu te mentovare.

Ad Te solo, Altissimo, se konfano,
et nullu homo ène dignu te mentovare.

Laudato sie, mi' Signore cum tucte le Tue creature,
spetialmente messor lo frate Sole,
lo qual è iorno, et allumini noi per lui.
Et ellu è bellu e radiante cum grande splendore:
de Te, Altissimo, porta significatione.

Laudato si', mi Signore, per sora Luna e le stelle:
in celu l'ài formate clarite et pretiose et belle.

Laudato si', mi' Signore, per frate Vento
et per aere et nubilo et sereno et onne tempo,
per lo quale, a le Tue creature dài sustentamento.

Laudato si', mi Signore, per sor'Acqua.
la quale è multo utile et humile et pretiosa et casta.

Laudato si', mi Signore, per frate Focu,
per lo quale ennallumini la nocte:
ed ello è bello et iocundo et robustoso et forte.

Laudato si', mi Signore, per sora nostra matre Terra,
la quale ne sustenta et governa,
et produce diversi fructi con coloriti fior et herba.

Laudato si', mi Signore, per quelli che perdonano per lo Tuo amore
et sostengono infrmitate et tribulatione.

Beati quelli ke 'l sosterranno in pace,
ka da Te, Altissimo, sirano incoronati.

Laudato s' mi Signore, per sora nostra Morte corporale,
da la quale nullu homo vivente pò skappare:
guai a quelli ke morrano ne le peccata mortali;
beati quelli ke trovarà ne le Tue sanctissime voluntati,
ka la morte secunda no 'l farrà male.

Laudate et benedicete mi Signore et rengratiate
e serviateli cum grande humilitate.
 
Per conoscere meglio la vita ed i luoghi dove nacque e visse San Francesco d'Assisi ti consigliamo un viaggio ad Assisi, la sua città natale.

Today is the Feast of St. Anthony of Padova. The Celebrationes began yesterday evening with a Solemn Mass presided by the Latin Bishop in Lebanon Cesar Assayan with five con celebrants. A big croud of believers from Akkar, Zgharta, Adonis and Tripoli - Mina partecipated with devotion.
In Lebanon there are 30 churches dedicated to St. Anthony of Padova and a large number of believers who follow him, believe in his Miracles and call their children by his name.
After the Mass a small gift including the bread of St. Anthony of Padova was distributed to the people and then all took part to the cocktail prepared in the courtyard.
Father Dr. Quirico Calella OFM, Superior of the Convent invited the Bishop and the Franciscan Family to a dinner.

Happy Feast of St. Anthony of Padova.

Lord Jesus,
make of us good and fertile soil,
for the reception of
the seed of your grace,
and make it yield worthy
fruits of penance,
so that with your help we may
merit to live eternally in your glory,
who are blessed throughout all ages.
Amen

Terra Santa Tripoli

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Most High, all-powerful, good Lord,
Yours are the praises, the glory, and the honor, and all blessing,
To You alone, Most High, do they belong,
and no human is worthy to mention Your name.
Praised be You, my Lord, with all Your creatures,
especially Sir Brother Sun,
Who is the day and through whom You give us light.
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendor;
and bears a likeness of You, Most High One.
Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars,
in heaven You formed them clear and precious and beautiful.
Praised be You, my Lord, through Brother Wind,
and through the air, cloudy and serene, and every kind of weather,
through whom You give sustenance to Your creatures.
Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Water,
who is very useful and humble and precious and chaste.
Praised be You, my Lord, through Brother Fire,
through whom You light the night,
and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.
Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister Mother Earth,
who sustains and governs us,
and who produces various fruit with colored flowers and herbs.

Praised be You, my Lord, through those who give pardon for Your love,
and bear infirmity and tribulation.
Blessed are those who endure in peace
for by You, Most High, shall they be crowned.

Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister Bodily Death,
from whom no one living can escape.
Woe to those who die in mortal sin.
Blessed are those whom death will find in Your most holy will,
for the second death shall do them no harm.

Praise and bless my Lord and give Him thanks
and serve Him with great humility.

Yesterday 31st of may, the month of Mary, we concluded the religious novena with the local community and with the Philippines....Hail Mary.