"O Thou Who hears the cries of the world, come to us."

Mar Saba Monastery

"A very strong mind can transcend all physical difficulties and attain to God-realization.

Many saints have ignored illness and succeeded in their divine quest.

St. Francis of Assisi, severely afflicted with ailments, healed others and even raised the dead."

Paramhansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

Saint Francis of Assisi


The Lord bless thee and keep thee.

May He show His face to thee and have mercy on thee.

May He turn His countenance to thee and give thee peace.