Friday, November 6, 2015

Sister Moon and stars of wonder


One of the advantages to living in rural Austria this month is being able to see many stars in the very dark night.
Another awesome thing is seeing this cosmic trio for the last few mornings on my way to the chapel as the community of St. Francis gathers for 6 a.m. prayer and meditation.
Near the moon is Jupiter and below is Venus pairing with Mars!

As St. Francis said in his Canticle of the Sun --

Laudato si, mi Signore, per sora Luna e le stelle:
in celu l'ài formate clarite et pretiose et belle.

Be praised, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars;
in the heavens You have made them bright, precious and beautiful.
(Linking to SkyWatch Friday.)
Also see The Night Sky Guy about this phenomenon.


VP said...

A lovely idea for a post, brava Dina! By the way, it should be 'sii'

Alice said...

That is beautiful Dina.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful. I remember times being out in the countryside here on a clear night and seeing the vast sweep of the Milky Way across the sky.

Dina said...

VP, oi, you mean Pope Francis made a mistake in the title of his encyclical?!
Wikipedia says
Laudato si' (Medieval Central Italian for Praise Be to You).
Does that apostrophe indicate that second i that you say should be there in sii?

crystal said...

I like this song from a past movie about Sr. Francis :) ...

Dina said...
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Dina said...

Thanks Crystal. It all sounds different now when I listen from inside a Franciscan place. :)

Kay said...

I'm glad you're able to see such clear and beautiful skies.