Salzmann Library

Children's Story Time

Saturday, August 12
10:30 a.m. in the Library


Canticle of the Sun

Canticle of the Sun

Written by St. Francis of Assisi
Adapted and illustrated by Fiona French

The beloved hymn of Saint Francis of Assisi, The Canticle of the Sun, is one of the greatest songs of Christendom. In it he praises the Creator for all the glories of creation, especially "Brother Sun" and "Sister Moon".

Inspired by Byzantine art, acclaimed artist Fiona French presents twelve mosaic tableaux that light up a sparkling translation of the canticle. The hymn is a beautiful poem, and a profound prayer, touching on the incredible beauty of God's creation, but also the profound meaning and importance of how we give praise to God when we forgive.

These original mosaic illustrations by French are a dazzling celebration of God's gift of life and all creation. Her splendid art combined with the beauty of the the hymn of St. Francis present a book that will be deeply inspiring for all ages.


There will be coloring, activities and light refreshments after the read-aloud.  Families are welcome to browse the growing collection of children's material before and after the event.

Please call 414-747-6469 if you have any questions.  We hope to see you there!

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