Make me a channel of your peace

Make me a channel of your peace. This is from a prayer sometimes attributed to Francis of Assisi (1182-1226), arranged by Sebastian Temple* (1928-1997). This text is often said to be by St Francis, but there is no evidence for this. It was first printed in French on 12 December 1912 in a religious magazine, La Clochette (‘The Little Bell’), published by La Ligue de Sainte-Messe (‘The Society of the Holy Mass’). It was entitled ‘Belle prière à faire pendant la Messe’ (‘A good prayer to be said during Mass’). It was printed in Italian in L’Osservatore Romano (the Vatican newspaper) in 1916, and ca. 1920 it was found on a prayer card with an image of St Francis on one side and this prayer,...

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