Thursday, April 21, 2011
Located in the Sacro Speco Benedictine Monastery in Subiaco, Italy, this magnificent portrait of St. Francis of Assisi was painted during his lifetime.
The brothers hardly spoke even when necessary; neither did anything scurrilous or idle proceed from their mouths, in order that nothing immodest or unbecoming might be found in their life and conversation.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Celano, First Life