St. Francis in Ecstasy
Oil on canvas
In the year 1224 as he was rapt in deep contemplation on Mt. Alverna Christ the Lord by a stupendous miracle imprinted the marks of his passion on the saint’s body.
~Taken from the Proper Offices of Franciscan Saints
Almighty God, You renewed the marks of the sufferings of Your Son in the body of our holy Father Francis in order to inflame our hearts with the fire of your love. Through His prayers may we be made conformable to the death of your Son and thus share also in His resurrection. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.