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Art of St. Francisco  
   

Art of St. Francisco

he didn't wear clothing, only his own hair woven around his body. Same at St. Francis? he does seem like to like animals :)
Otherworldly Ethiopia and... finally... home !

June 13th 2013
We apologize for the lack of inspiration in the upcoming words and I fear that our Ethiopian experience has suffered for our want to be home. Our inspiration has also suffered from seeing how the animals are treated in the rural areas of this large and densely populated country. This often unnecessarily harsh treatment of life, has my empathetic heart hastily retreating for safety. The people cer ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Amhara Region » Lalibela

Ethiopian Flag Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule, with the exception of the 1936-41 Italian occupation during World War II. In 1974 a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (wh... ... read more
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13th June 2013

Probably...
St. Francis was said to have worn a hair shirt under his "rough clothing" at all times. There is a story that when he was first "called to God", he took cloth from his cloth merchant father's shop and sold it to get money to repair a crumbling church. His father took him before the bishop to answer for the theft and the bishop told him to return the money; God would provide for the church. So St. Francis returned the money and also stripped off the rich clothing provided to him by his father and left that place wearing only a hair shirt. It's great being raised Catholic, eh? :)
13th June 2013

had no idea YOU were raised catholic
...but thanks for the background info on St.Francis. i wonder if he gets hot being so hairy all the time!

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