St. Francis: Poet of Creation
The Story of the Canticle of Brother Sun
Susan Saint Sing
108 pages, Paperback Edition
St. Francis’ Canticle of Brother Sun is a profound articulation of his journey to God. He enters into creatures, becomes one with them, and praises God through them. In this intimate account of that journey Susan Saint Sing enters into creation with Francis and makes the journey with him. Her book is an inside look at how The Canticle was written, and how Francis came to be the man who could sing such a creature-oriented song of praise to the Most High God.
Saint Sing has spoken internationally for both academic and athletic conferences in several universities–most notably a Vatican appointment in 2009 to speak with an international panel of sport administrators from Africa, Japan, Russia, South America and various nations of the world. Saint Sing earned her bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Fine Arts from Penn State University, her master’s degree in Health and Nutrition Science and Exercise Physiology from the University of Cincinnati, and her Ph.D. in Sport History and Philosophy from Penn State in 2004. Saint Sing has coached teams to seven national rowing medals, including two at Stetson for the lightweight women. Under her coaching leadership, Stetson’s men won their first Florida State Championship in the men’s light four in 2011. In 2010 and 2011 the lightweight women won state and regional titles and medals including two bronze medals at the Dad Vail National Regatta and the team has been nationally ranked in the top 13 in the U.S. for the past two years.