Laudato Si

The Canticle of the Sun

November 11th - December 1st

at The Aquinas Institute

An Exhibit

“Laudato Si,” this year’s Aquinas Institute exhibit will use as its theme the beautiful Canticle of Creation by St. Francis of Assisi and reference Pope Francis’ Encyclical by that title in its exploration of the Glory of God in Creation.


By St. Francis of Assisi

Most high, all powerful, all good Lord! All praise is yours, all glory, all honor, 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 his splendor! 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, 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 colored flowers and herbs.

Be praised, my Lords, 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.

(Translated by Bill Barrett from “Umbrian Text” of the ASSISI CODEX.)

The exhibit is open to the public and is available for viewing at the following times:

November 11: 9:30-4:30 PM
November 12: 12: 00 Noon- 4:30 PM
November 13: 2:30 PM-7:30 PM
November 14: 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
November 15: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
November 16: 9:00 AM- 11:00 PM
November 17: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
November 18: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
November 19: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
November 20: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM
November 21: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

In order to view the exhibit, please call: (609) 924-1820 to make an appointment.

All pieces are on display at 24 Charlton Street in Princeton.

November 22: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
November 25: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
November 26: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
November 27: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
November 28: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
November 29: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
November 30: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
December 1: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM