San Francisco de Asís - Let's know its wonderful history
Saint Francis of As s took his ascension and is known as the Ascended Master Kuthumi, also known as Koot Humi Lal Singh, or the Master KH.
We can learn a lot about God's dependence on the life of San Francisco. Before devoting himself to God, Francis lived a carefree and worldly life.
However, when he became a true devotee of God, something began to pull his soul that changed him, there was no stone too heavy for him. Literally, God's body was broken.
Francisco gave everything and depended on God for everything. And in turn, God gave full Francis.
History of Saint Francis of Assisi
He was born in 1181 or 1182 in the city of Assisi in Italy . His father was a merchant of simple fabrics of pending tasks. Francesco di Pietro Bernardone, as Francisco was called then, had a certain worldliness and desire to live that made him a favorite among the youth of Assisi.
When he was about 20 years old, he fought in a war and was a prisoner of war for a year. He later prepared to join the soldiers fighting in southern Italy, but had a dream telling him that he would return home. Once he was back in his hometown, he found that he did not enjoy his old lifestyle, partying and fun the way he used to. He turned more and more to prayer and contemplation.
One day he had an experience that forever changed the way he looked at the world around him. He met a leper, covered with sores. Only man's vision rejected him. While the man extended his hand to receive alms, Francisco kissed him . From then on, Francisco began to dedicate himself to the service of the sick.
The next turning point in Francisco's life came while he prayed in the church of San Damiano outside Assisi. He heard a voice that says: "Go, Francisco, and repair my house, which you see is falling into ruin." Now, Christ was calling him to save the Church, but Francis took command of the letter. He walked the streets of Assisi asking for money to fix the church.
Some of the villagers made fun of Francisco. They laughed when they saw the young man who was once rich, now dressed in a bad tunic asking for money. But Francisco did not flinch an inch. He then went on to rebuild the church of San Damián, as well as two other abandoned chapels.
St. Francis of Assisi awakens to his true mission when he heard a reading of the book of Matthew, during Mass one day. In the passage, Jesus was sending the apostles to preach away.
Jesus told them that "there is no gold, no money, no money" with them. At that moment, Francisco realized that God was calling him to a life of poverty and preaching.
Although he was not a priest, Francisco became a fiery evangelist . He attracted the people of Assisi to the love of Christ. Those who heard his homilies were closer to God, because Francis had the unique ability to touch a place inside the heart.
Francisco soon attracted disciples . He wrote a simple rule of life for them and asked the Pope to approve it. The Pope's advisors warned him that the path of Francis' life that he had traced to his disciples was dangerous and impractical. But in a dream, the Pope saw Francisco and even the celebration of the Lateran Basilica (Pope's Church in Rome), which seemed as if he was about to collapse. So the Pope decided to approve Francisco's rule and he and his brothers gave him the task of preaching repentance.
A couple of years later, a young noblewoman from Assisi, Clara, begged Francisco to allow him to become one of his followers. So Francisco founded a second order for her and other female disciples, known as the order of the Poor Clares. Later a third order, the brothers and sisters of penance, was established for the laity who wanted to adopt the Franciscan way of life while living in the world.
St. Francis of Thus had a simple formula to save humanity: the imitation of Christ and brotherly love . He taught his followers to obey the Gospel, to attend to those who suffer, to preach and to embrace poverty as his girlfriend.
In the first few days, he and his brothers helped the lepers and others who suffered . They earned food by working in a shop or on neighboring farms. If they had no job, they would ask for what they needed, but they would not accept money. In later years, Francis preached in central Italy and traveled to Egypt to try to convert the Saracens. He sent his brothers two by two to preach places as far away as Spain, Germany and Hungary.
Well, the Franciscan orders grew rapidly. For men, he had more than five thousand in the course of Francisco's own life. This was a double-edged sword, however, because the order became larger some Franciscans wanted to modify strict but simple Francisco's lifestyle. They argued that it was not viable. But he always stood firm in his original loyalty Lady Poverty.
Among Francisco's most winning qualities were his sincerity and humility. Once, after he had been very sick, a sermon began saying, `` Beloved, I have to confess to God that during this Lent I have eaten cakes made with lard.
Francisco paid special attention to the sick and poor. He could even stay with lepers and share meals with them on the same plate.
San Francisco is often depicted surrounded by birds and other animals . That is because animals were his friends. He saw the presence of God in nature and therefore had great love and respect for all creatures. All created things, he said, are our brothers and sisters because we all have the same Father.
Another endearing quality of San Francisco was that he liked to sing praises to God, and he sang them in the common language of the people and not in Latin.
Two years before his death, Francisco received the miracle of stigmata, marks similar to Jesus' wounds on his hands, feet and side. During the last two years of his life, he was almost totally blind and in constant pain. He passed at the age of forty-four or forty-five. Just two years later, the Church declared Francis to be a saint.
Saint Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved saints of all time. He celebrated life and spread to everyone in its simple, childish nature. He was very human and very divine. His joy and the love of life, the same qualities that had made him as popular as a young man from Assisi.
Life with Francis was like celebrating Christmas every day, because for him every day was an occasion to imitate Christ and to develop a little more of Christ's conscience.
In a pleasant way and with your feet on the ground, the answer you are looking for is within you, you put it in contact with the heart and with the truth that is in the heart, all people in the world can experience their own relationship intimate with God.
AUTHOR: JoT333, editor of the great family of hermandadblanca.org