Sunday, October 4, 2015

St. Francis of Assisi: Memorial, Oct. 4

Fr. Lawrence reminded us of St. Francis' love of Lady Poverty, the giving up of everything for the love of Jesus, and then he gave this beautiful understanding of the stigmata: 
He said that when we are in great pain we rarely allow anyone to know what we are actually experiencing except those who are closest to us. He felt that it was possible to consider that it was because St. Francis was so close to Him, that Our Lord chose to share His greatest pain with him.