In an era where we are inundated with “rags-to-riches” stories about people who have overcome great odds and worked so hard to leave a life of poverty and attain great riches or fame, here we have one of the many stories of our Christian Saints who have achieved a more nobler “riches-to-rags” story.
Francis is the first definitive account of a Saint to have received the Stigmata – the Holy Wounds of our Lord.
Feast Day – October 4th
Born – Late 1181
Died – October 4, 1226
*The beautiful Holy Card picture is a print created by Portraits of Saints. Please check out their site – you won’t regret it!