Little Flowers of St.Francis of Assisi by Brother Ugolino; W.Heywood (Translator)
Hardcover 278 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ported in the contemplation of God; and Saint Francis said of him that he was worthy of all reverence, and that he was the true founder of this Order, inasmuch as he was the first who forsook the world, keeping nothing for himself, but giving all to Christ's poor; and he set an example of Christian poverty, offering himself naked to the arms of Christ crucified; for which thing may he be blessed in saecula saeculorum. Amen. How for the evil Thoughts which Saint Francis had regarding Brother Bernard, he commanded that fame Brother Bernard that three Times he should place his Feet upon his Neck and upon his Mouth. ' -""SHAT most devout servant of the Cross, and constant tears had become almost blind and saw but little. Upon one occasion he left the place where he abode and went to that place where Brother Bernard sojourned, to speak with him of divine things. And coming to that place he learned that CHAPTER III. Francis, from severe penance the the Brother was at prayer in the wood, rapt, and conjoined with God. Then Saint Francis went forth into that wood and called aloud, saying, "Come hither and speak to this blind beggar." And Brother Bernard answered him not, for as much as, being a man greatly given to meditation, his mind was absorbed in the contemplation of God; and he was strangely favored in converse with God, as Saint Francis had ofttimes proven, and therefore did he desire to have speech with him. After a certain space he called unto him a second and even a third time after the same fashion; and never once did Brother Bernard heed or hear his voice; neither did he make any answer, nor came he forth to meet him; so that Saint Francis departed no little disconsolate, and marvelling and lamenting in his own mind that Brother Bernard, three times called, came ...