For all you animal lovers, here’s a story that many people have heard of: Francis and the Wolf.
Francis was told there’s a vicious wolf out there, killing sheep, defenseless sheep, and attacking their shepherds. So he goes out into countryside, and the wolf comes up to him, and the wolf is snarling.
He lifts his cross up. The wolf kneels down, prostrates himself, and he sees the reason for the wolf doing what it was doing.
You heard of “lone wolf”, well this was a lone wolf. But wolves travel in packs. This wolf was an outcast. He was injured. He could not keep up with the pack, so, he would go off on his own, and attack and terrorize the neighborhood.
So, St. Francis brought the wolf into town. Everybody’s scared. And he said, “This is an injured wolf. We are going to feed it.”
And later he becomes canonized as a Saint.
This is a true story. It is on the Internet.
He was one of the first Jesuit Priests.
A true story. A great animal story.
He did speak to animals, and he communicated the good Lord loves all animals.
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