Ahem, pause while we all ritualise the phrase 'garlic eating etc'.
The answer is, of course, each to his own. Almighty God gave us the world that we live in and its creatures for us to decently manage as best we can.
If you wish to eat parsnips for the rest of your life - fine. Equally, if you wish to dine on anything that kicks and squeals (with the exception of the poor ortolan) then that is fine also.
I am sure that St Francis, while sticking to his frugal repast of roots and leaves, would not begrudge his fellow man a few mouthfuls of mammal or fish, even if he had just held an intelligent conversation with one!
So - a Happy Feastday to one and all and here is the prayer attributed to St Francis............................
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen