This book is about a singer and a song. The singer is St. Francis and the song is The Canticle of Brother Sun. St. Francis probably never sang The Canticle himself, as he was too weak at the time he composed it and he did not get stronger before he died. Nevertheless, he was a singer and he loved singing. He used to sing before his conversion, and he went on singing after it for as long as he was able.
The Canticle of Brother Sun is a charter to peace and the most basic meaning of peace is being at home with all creatures, loving all life, reverencing all matter. The Canticle has a message of peace for all nations. For those who find in St. Francis an inspiration, this book will provide practical starting points for the application of the Franciscan way to everyday life.