Capuchin Franciscan Friars, Province of the Sacred Stigmata of St. Francis


Today, September 17, is the feast of the Imposition of the Stigmata on St. Francis of Assisi. The Capuchin Franciscan Friars of the northeast US are under this patronage.

(Was rather surprised to see two young men from NC as candidates)!

Mrs Cloisters OP
Lay Dominican


Wow. How interesting.


The last couple days, where I live, it’s been absolutely wonderful weather outside.

I used to love to read Saint Francis biographies - outside - anywhere - against a tree - through out my 20’s.
Those library books - struck a chord with me - books from the 1960’s - 200 pages - etc
Fun reading - but when I read he had the stigmata - that changed things - considerably -
I know powerful things received should be considered a blessing - but that type of mark is dark - too.
I wonder how long Francis lived - after - he received the stigmata ?
One - two years ?
Wonderful reminder !


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