Monday, December 06, 2010
Blessed Francis once visited the church of Saint Peter of Bovara near the castle of Trevi in the Vale of Spleto, along with Brother Pacificus. When he had said Compline and other prayers, he wished to rest and sleep, but could not do so, for his soul grew afraid, his body trembled, and he began to experience diabolic temptations. So making the sign of the Cross he immediately left the church, saying, 'In the Name of Almighty God, I tell you devils that you may do to my body whatever our Lord Jesus Christ allows, for I am ready to endure anything. My own body is the worst enemy I have, so that you will be taking vengeance on my adversary and direst foe.' At once the temptations ceased and when he had returned to the place where he had been lying, he fell into a peaceful sleep.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Mirror of Perfection - 59
Labels: BirthRight, Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Eucharistic Healing, EWTN, Father Mitch Pacwa S.J., Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, FRANCISCAN, Franciscan University of Steubenville, GoodSearch, Little Portion, Mother Teresa, MYSTIC MONK COFFEE, Portiuncula: the Little Portion, Pro-Life, Saint Francis of Assisi, Sister Briege McKenna, St. Francis of Assisi, Steubenville, TOR