Thursday, March 10, 2011
Original Tunic worn by St. Francis of Assisi found in Cortona, Italy
One day during the celebration of the Mass St. Francis heard the words in which Christ bade his disciples go out and preach, carrying neither gold nor silver, nor haversack for the journey, without staff, bread, or shoes, and having no second garment.
He learned these words by heart, meditating on what he had heard; and joyfully he started to put them into practice. He discarded his second garment, and from that day onwards he used no staff, shoes or haversack; he kept one miserable tunic, and instead of the strap he took a length of cord as a belt.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Legend of the Three Companions