MODERN-DAY ST FRANCIS
Father Frank Mann is a modern-day St Francis who believes that humans and other animals are brothers and sisters. He’s one of my heroes.
This must-see video about his awakening to compassion for animals will touch your heart and soul. I cried sad and happy tears.
You’re a buddhaful person Father Mann!
♥ Dolly the Boston Buddha
Compassion for Animals Quotes
If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. St Francis of Assisi
Farm animals feel pleasure and sadness, excitement and resentment, depression, fear, and pain. They are far more aware and intelligent than we ever imagined. They are individuals in their own right. Jane Goodall
Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. Albert Einstein
We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace. Albert Schweitzer
The animals you eat are not those who devour others; you do not eat the carnivorous beasts, you take them as your pattern. You only hunger for the sweet and gentle creatures which harm no one, which follow you, serve you, and are devoured by you as the reward of their service. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Painting courtesy Wikimedia Commons.
Saint Francis of Assisi Church, Coyoacan, Federal District, Mexico
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