Saturday, July 02, 2011
Original Tunic, found in Assisi, Italy, that St. Francis was wearing at the time of his death.
More often than not, the bare earth was the only bed Francis had to lay his tired body on, and his pillow was a stone or a piece of wood. His clothes were simplicity itself - nothing more than a course, rough covering to protect him... He knew that expensive clothes only gave his lower nature, with all its passions, the courage to attack all the more fiercely.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Bonaventure, Major Life