St. Francis and the Wolf

A Play for the Feast of St. Francis or Blessing of Animals

Wendy Claire Barrie


ISBN-13: 9781606741153



St. Francis and the Wolf is a play based on one of the legends of St. Francis, sharing his love for all of God’s creation. It makes an excellent sermon-play for a service involving the Blessing of Animals, on the Feast of St. Francis, All Saints Day or anytime creation or saints are discussed. It also taps into Isaiah’s “Peaceable Kingdom” description.

Cast Size: 5+
Time Length: 10-15 minutes
Age Level: children, intergenerational

Purchase price includes permission to reproduce copies for all participants.


Wendy Claire Barrie has directed programs for children, youth, and families since 1989 in seven Episcopal congregations large and small on both coasts. A former Vice-President and board member of Forma, a network of Christian formation professionals, she began her career teaching preschool and drama. A storyteller by nature and an actor by training, leading workshops and preaching are two activities she enjoys more than she ever expected. Wendy is also the exhausted mother of an especially curious son. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.



  • creation care
  • environment

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