Wisdom of St. Francis

"What a person is before God, that he is and no more."
–St. Francis of Assisi, Admonition XIX

"Desire above all things to have the Spirit of the Lord and its holy activity, and pray always with a pure heart."
– St. Francis of Assisi (The Later Rule, Chapter X: 8)

"No one showed me what I had to do, but the Most High Himself revealed to me that I should live according to the pattern of the Holy Gospel."
– St. Francis of Assisi (Testament 14)

"When I was in sin it seemed too bitter for me to see a leper. And the Lord himself led me among them and I showed mercy to them."
– St. Francis of Assisi (Testament 1)

"Give me true faith, certain hope and perfect charity, sense and knowledge, Lord, that I may carry out Your holy and true command."
– St. Francis of Assisi (Prayer Before the Crucifix)