On Saturday 8th April 2017 from 10am – 12noon, we will be holding an exhibition of artwork by art GCSE students from St Thomas More RC Academy in North Shields.
Coffee and other refreshments will be available along with a cake stall so you can take some delicious treats home too.
The theme of the exhibition is the Canticle of the Sun, Laudato Si by St Francis of Assisi. It is a beautiful meditation on the majesty of God as seen through the intricate of the world around us and in our human experience. The students responded personally to the words of the prayer using a range of different media and styles. The work was shown at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle, along with work by other Catholic Partnership schools.
Laudato Si’ – The Canticle of the Sun, St Francis of Assisi (c1214)
Most high, all powerful, all good Lord!
All praise is Yours, all glory, all honour, and all blessing.
To You, alone, Most High, do they belong.
No mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your name.
Be praised, my Lord, through all Your creatures,
especially through my lord Brother Sun,
who brings the day; and You give light through him.
And he is beautiful and radiant in all his splendour!
Of You, Most High, he bears the likeness.
Be praised, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars;
in the heavens You have made them bright, precious and beautiful.
Be praised, my Lord, through Brothers Wind and Air,
and clouds and storms, and all the weather,
through which You give Your creatures sustenance.
Be praised, my Lord, through Sister Water;
she is very useful, and humble, and precious, and pure.
Be praised, my Lord, through Brother Fire,
through whom You brighten the night.
He is beautiful and cheerful, and powerful and strong.
Be praised, my Lord, through our sister Mother Earth,
who feeds us and rules us,
and produces various fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.
Be praised, my Lord, through those who forgive for love of You;
through those who endure sickness and trial.
Happy those who endure in peace,
for by You, Most High, they will be crowned.
Be praised, my Lord, through our sister Bodily Death,
from whose embrace no living person can escape.
Woe to those who die in mortal sin!
Happy those she finds doing Your most holy will.
The second death can do no harm to them.
Praise and bless my Lord, and give thanks,
and serve Him with great humility.