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  • Collection: Francis of Assisi (1961)

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In this scene from the film Francis of Assisi (1961), St Francis of Assisi travels to the East to sue for peace with the Sultan, whose armies are fighting the Christian crusaders in the Holy Land. Francis urges the Sultan's conversion to Christianity…

The author of the hagiography The First Life of St. Francis was Thomas of Celano, a Franciscan who joined the order shortly after it was founded and who knew Francis personally. To write an account of Francis’ life, Celano drew on testimonies from…

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In this antiphonary, or liturgical book, from Bologna, Italy, St. Francis and St. Clare, who is shown kneeling before him, are wearing the traditional gray habits of the Franciscan Order. They are painted in a historiated initial on a folio showing…

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This illuminated page from a French Book of Hours shows St. Francis kneeling in prayer as he receives from an angel the stigmata, or the Christ's crucifixion wounds on his hands, feet, and torso. St. Francis receiving the stigmata is one of the more…

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The life and times of St. Francis of Assisi, including his founding of the Franciscan Order, friendship with St. Clare, travels to Egypt, receiving the stigmata, and death in 1226.
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