Tonight's sky should have one of those occasional celestial displays : the largest moon of the year, as it will be full and nearly the closest to Earth it gets.
Naked eye and binocular astronomy is always rewarding and can be deeply moving when you realize what it is you are seeing.
Franco Zeffirelli's glorious "Brother Sun, Sister Moon" is a reminder -- if one were needed -- how rewarding the simplest things and the faith that goes with them can be.
I don't know how much longer this HD internet version will be available from YouTube, as I'm sure the copyright bots are busy scouring the web for violations. But I hadn't seen the movie in 40 years, and it was an extraordinary experience to see it again today.
No matter how lapsed we may be, the stories of the Saints, particularly St. Francis for me, can still inspire and uplift.