Thursday, September 17, 2009

The first stigmatic's secondary feast day

The painting "St. Francis receives the stigmata,"
in the monastery church

Today, September 17, Franciscans and Traditional Roman Catholics celebrate a feast called The Impression of the Stigmata of St. Francis, Confessor.

My neighbors the Franciscan brothers are still licking their wounds after Saturday's fire inside the monastery grounds (as reported in my previous posts). I hope they can relax a bit today and enjoy the feast day in honor of their founder.
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1 comment:

Pietro said...

Very touching painting, Dina.
Also Padre Pio (San Pio), in the world Francesco Forgione, the Friar from Pietrelcina, received the stigmata (1918-1920).