“Most High, all-powerful, good Lord, Yours are the praises, the glory, the honor, and all blessing.
To you alone, Most High, do they belong, and no man is worthy to mention Your name….
Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces varied fruits with colored flowers and herbs…
Praise and bless my Lord and give Him thanks and serve Him with great humility.
(The Canticle of Brother Sun, by St. Francis of Assisi; Verses1, 2, 9, 14)