Una obra teatral: El hermano Francisco


Elenco: Cuentacuentos • Hermano Junípero • Hermano Bernardo • Hermano Francisco • Hermano Leo • Pájaros (cualquier número)

Cuentacuentos: Here is a story about Saint Francis of Assisi. One day long ago, Francis and some of his friends were walking along a road.

Hermano Bernardo: Brother Francis, look at the field over there! It is filled with all kinds of birds.

Cuentacuentos: Storyteller: Francis walked to the field. The birds did not fly away. Instead, they gathered around him. Francis knelt down and began to preach to them.

Hermano Francisco: My little ones, God made you and cares for you. You need not plant because he feeds you. God lets you build your nests in his trees. He gave you wings so that you can fly high in his sky. Your feathers keep you warm in winter. With your beautiful voices, you can praise God for his goodness!

Cuentacuentos: Francis stood up and blessed the birds with the Sign of the Cross. All the birds flew away, praising God with their songs.

Hermano Junípero: Brother Francis, the birds seem to understand what you tell them.

Hermano Francisco: Yes, and they praise God for his goodness. God is good to us too. He loves and cares for us even more than for the birds. God has called us to be holy. He sent his Son, Jesus, to show us how to know, love, and serve him. We can be happy forever with God in heaven.

Hermano Leo: Ahora alabemos a Dios por su bondad con nosotros.

Todos los hermanos: ¡Alabado seas, oh Dios, por toda tu bondad!

Hermano Junípero: Bendícenos también, Hermano Francisco.

Cuentacuentos: Francis made the Sign of the Cross over his brothers. They walked on with joyful hearts.

Fragmento tomado de Christ Our Life [Cristo nuestra vida], por las Hermanas de Nuestra Señora de Chardon, Ohio.