Pax et Bonum et Semper Fidelis or Don’t Call St. Francis A Sissy!

You’ve no doubt heard of St. Francis of Assisi. This Catholic saint lived during the Medieval Period and was known for being a man of peace and caring for the poor.

In the modern era, however, it looks like things may have changed. I’m wondering if I missed the Quentin Tarantino version of the Life of Saint Francis, one in which the titular character threatens to “get medieval on your assisi”

You see, I passed this car today on the highway.


Semper Fi bumper sticker on St. Francis' car

From this we learn a few things:

The modern St. Francis of Assisi drives a red Impala

The modern St. Francis of Assisi was a marine. Twice.

I take great pictures while I drive

I love irony, so I loved this car. St. Francis’ motto was Pax et Bonum, Latin for “peace and goodness be with you.” He often closely identified with St. Francis Prayer which includes these lines:

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