Tuesday, August 02, 2011
St. Francis of Assisi having a private audience with Sultan al-Malik al-Kamil
who was the Islamic ruler of Egypt.
In those parts of the world where they were unknown and despised they were often insulted, but they were so meek in their devotion to Christ's Gospel that they preferred to remain where they had to endure physical persecution, rather than return where their holiness was recognized and they might become proud of the honor shown them.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Bonaventure, Major Life