Sheltering

Definitions: (1) protecting or defending <especially a loved one> from danger, violence, injury, annoyance, or attack; (2) securing or rendering safe; harboring

Derivation: Middle English, “bodyguard”

Quote: If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. — Saint Francis of Assisi [born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone] (1181-1226) Celebrated lover of animals

Symbols: 1) a roof; 2) a house