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Icon of the Day - 15th May

The only wisdom we can hope to acquire Is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless. The houses are all gone under the sea. The dancers are all gone under the hill.

TS Eliot, ‘Four Quartets’


Image: Francis of Assisi and the Wolf of Gubbio [detail]: bronze bas-relief, by Bolognese sculptor Farpi Vignoli (1973) - Santa Maria della Vittoria, Gubbio, Italy.

Photo: Christopher John SSF; Creative Commons 2.0

The Wolf of Gubbio, according to the Fioretti di San Francesco, terrorised the Umbrian city of Gubbio until it was tamed by St. Francis of Assisi acting on behalf of God. Read the full story here:


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for May 2020, today we pray for the desire to right wrongs and injustices.


If you would like to contribute to these reflections, please do email Katherine Cox at



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