An Extract from the Letter to the Faithful

by St. Francis of Assisi c.1220 A.D.

  Caterpillar on Ragged Robin, Ennis, Co. Clare

                 Let every creature

in heaven, on earth,

in the sea and in the depths,

give praise, glory, honour, and blessing

To Him Who suffered so much


Who has given and will give in the future every good,

                  for He is our power and strength


Ragged Robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi), Ennis, Co. Clare Who alone is good,

Who alone is almighty,

Who alone is omnipotent,

wonderful, glorious

and Who alone is holy


worthy of praise and blessing

through endless ages.



Praised be You

my Lord

with all

Your creatures

- St. Francis