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St Francis' Path

Path of Contemplation between Niederau and Oberau

contact:
Tourismusinformation Wildschönau
Hauserweg, Oberau 337
6311 Wildschönau
Tel.: +43 5339 8255
Email: info@wildschönau.com

If you take the path from Niederau to Oberau you will be delighted by the series of sculptures positioned along the way. The Path of Contemplation, designed and built by the well known local sculptor Hubert Flörl is dedicated to the songs of St Francis of Assisi. Each one of these beautiful figures depicts one of the canticles of St. Francis, to the Universe, the Sun, the Moon and the Stars, the Wind and the Air, to Water, to Fire, to the World with it's seeds and fruits, to Love and to Death.
The easy walk leads you passed the Z'Bach Farming Museum where a weekly craft fair is held every Thursday from 12 pm - 5 pm during the summer.
The path is lit and open all year round.
 

Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord, All praise is Yours, all glory, all honour and all blessings.

To you alone, Most High, do they belong, and no mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your Name.
 

Praised be You my Lord with all Your creatures,
especially Sir Brother Sun,
Who is the day through whom You give us light.
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendour,
Of You Most High, he bears the likeness.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars,
In the heavens you have made them bright, precious and fair.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Brothers Wind and Air,
And fair and stormy, all weather's moods,
by which You cherish all that You have made.

Praised be You my Lord through Sister Water,
So useful, humble, precious and pure.

Praised be You my Lord through Brother Fire,
through whom You light the night and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.

Praised be You my Lord through our Sister,

Mother Earth who sustains and governs us,
producing varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.

Praise be You my Lord through those who grant pardon for love of You and bear sickness and trial.
Blessed are those who endure in peace, By You Most High, they will be crowned.

Praised be You, my Lord through Sister Death,
from whom no-one living can escape. Woe to those who die in mortal sin!
Blessed are they She finds doing Your Will.

No second death can do them harm. Praise and bless my Lord and give Him thanks,
And serve Him with great humility.

 


 

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