Happy Feast of St. Francis

If you haven't already, today would be a great day to read Paul Moses's story in the latest issue of Commonweal: "Mission Improbable: St. Francis and the Sultan." Paul posted about the story here on dotCommonweal back in June (in connection with the president's Cairo speech). Now you can read all the details -- and check out the Web site for Paul's brand-new book, The Saint and the Sultan.Other great ways to honor St. Francis:

  • Have your pet blessed! I'm off to a local parish with my turtle in a few minutes for his first-ever blessing. Does your parish do this?
  • Pray for peace, especially in the Middle East.
  • Subscribe to Commonweal. (It's what Francis would have wanted.)

Any thoughts on the story? Had you heard it before?

Mollie Wilson O'Reilly is an editor at large and columnist at Commonweal.

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