As the Morning Star - The Passing of Saint Francis
The Passing of St. Francis.
By Rev. Marion A. Habig, O.F.M.
The Life of St. Francis of Assisi has been the subject of many books, but in none has there been so reverent and so intense a focus on the last two years of the Poverello’s earthly career: the divine privilege of the stigmata, the months of welcome suffering, the wait for Sister Death, and the final bequests to his followers - in his day and ours. Striking features of Father Habig’s story are his comments on the consoling blessings of St. Francis, an analysis of his Last Testament, and a vivid arrangement of the festive commemorations of his life during the Church year.