The Presence of Gaia As a new dawn approaches Gaia emerges from our sleeping planet. The radiance of her aura lights up the heavens and her 'presence' gives confidence to the birds and animals to venture forth, secure in the knowledge that she will protect them. A river of life flows out to all corners of the earth, renewing and restoring. What greater 'present' could she give us!
Saint Francis of Assisi.-He was canonized (made a saint) in 1228 by Pope Gregorio IX. Saint Francis is the patron saint of Italy and of animals and nature. His special day of remembrance is every year on 4 October.