The Little Flowers of St Francis Pdf






The Footling Flowers of Saint Francis of Assisi
by Brother Ugolino





IN THE Offset English TRANSLATION

REVISED AND EMENDED BY DOM ROGER HUDLESTON

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ARTHUR LIVINGSTON

THE HERITAGE Printing

NEW YORK







  • Introduction
  • Part I
    • Affiliate I. In the name of Jesus Christ our crucified Saviour, and Mary his Virgin Mother. In this book are contained certain Little Flowers – to wit, miracles and pious examples of the glorious retainer of Christ St Francis, and of some of his holy companions; to the glory and praise of Jesus Christ. Amen
    • Affiliate II. Of Blood brother Bernard of Quintavalle, the get-go companion of St Francis
    • Chapter Iii. How St Francis, having allowed an evil thought to arise in his mind against Brother Bernard, ordered him to place his foot three times upon his cervix and his rima oris
    • Affiliate Four. How the affections of God put a question to Brother Elias, guardian of Val di Spoleto, and how, when Blood brother Elias answered proudly, the angel departed from him, and took the route to San Giacomo, where he met Brother Bernard and told him what follows
    • Affiliate V. How the holy Blood brother Bernard of Assisi was sent by St Francis to Bologna, and how he founded a convent in that location
    • Affiliate Six. How St Francis, when most to die, blessed the holy Brother Bernard, naming him Vicar of the Gild
    • Chapter VII. How St Francis passed the time of Lent in an island, on the lake of Perugia, where he fasted forty days and forty nights, eating no more than half of i loaf
    • Chapter VIII. How St Francis, walking one twenty-four hour period with Blood brother Leo, explained to him what things are perfect joy
    • Chapter Ix. How St Francis would teach Blood brother Leo what to answer, and how the latter could never say naught but the reverse to what St Francis wished
    • Chapter 10. How Brother Masseo told St Francis, as in jest, that the earth was gone later him; and how St Francis answered that it was indeed and so, to the confusion of the world and through the grace of God
    • Affiliate 11. How St Francis made Blood brother Masseo turn round and round similar a child, and then to get to Siena
    • Chapter XII. How St Francis gave to Blood brother Masseo the office of porter, of almoner and of cook; and how, at the request of the other brethren, he afterwards took these duties from him
    • Affiliate XIII. How St Francis and Brother Masseo placed the breadstuff they had begged upon a rock near a fountain; and how St Francis praised the virtue of holy poverty, praying St Peter and St Paul to brand him honey holy poverty greatly. And how St Peter and St Paul appeared to him
    • Chapter Fourteen. How the Lord appeared to St Francis and to his brethren equally he was speaking with them
    • Chapter XV. How St. Clare ate with St Francis and his companions at St Mary of the Angels
    • Chapter XVI. How St Francis, having been told past St Clare and the holy Brother Silvester that he should preach and convert many to the faith, founded the Third Social club, preached to the birds, and reduced to silence the swallows
    • Chapter XVII. How a little child who had entered the Order saw St Francis in prayer one night, and saw as well the Saviour, the Virgin Mary, and many other saints talk with him
    • Chapter Eighteen. Of the wonderful chapter held by St Francis at St Mary of the Angels, at which more than five k friars were present
    • Chapter Nineteen. How the vine of the priest of Rieti, whose business firm St Francis entered to pray, was trampled nether human foot by the bang-up numbers who came to run into him, and how it nonetheless produced a greater quantity of wine than usual, as St Francis had promised; and how the Lord revealed to the saints that heaven would be his portion when he left this world
    • Affiliate 20. Of a beautiful vision which appeared to a young homo who hated the habits of St Francis so profoundly, that he was on the point of leaving the Order
    • Affiliate XXI. Of the most holy miracle of St Francis in taming the violent wolf of Gubbio
    • Chapter XXII. How St Francis tamed the wild doves
    • Chapter XXIII. How St Francis delivered the blood brother who, beingness in sin, had fallen into the power of the devil
    • Chapter XXIV. How St Francis converted to the organized religion the Sultan of Babylon
    • Chapter XXV. How St Francis healed miraculously a leper both in his body and in his soul, and what the soul said to him on going up to heaven
    • Affiliate XXVI. How St Francis converted certain robbers and assassins, who became friars; and of a wonderful vision which appeared to one of them who was a most holy brother
    • Affiliate XXVII. How at Bologna St Francis converted ii scholars who became friars, and how he delivered one of them from a great temptation
    • Chapter XXVIII. Of an ecstasy which came to Blood brother Bernard, and how he remained from Matins until Apex in a land of rapture
    • Affiliate XXIX. How the devil often appeared to Blood brother Ruffino in the grade of a crucifix, telling him that all the good he did was of no avail, seeing he was non of the number of the elect of God; which being revealed to St Francis, he fabricated known to Brother Ruffino the error into which he had fallen
    • Affiliate XXX. Of the cute sermon which St Francis and Brother Ruffino preached at Assisi
    • Chapter XXXI. How St Francis was acquainted with the secrets of the consciences of all his brethren
    • Chapter XXXII. How Brother Masseo obtained from Christ the virtue of humility
    • Chapter XXXIII. How St Clare, by guild of the Pope, blessed the bread which was on the table, and how on each loaf appeared the sign of the holy cross
    • Affiliate XXXIV. How St Louis, King of French republic, went in person in a pilgrim�south garb to visit the holy Brother Giles
    • Chapter XXXV. How St Clare, being ill, was miraculously carried, on Christmas night, to the church building of St Francis, where she assisted at the Part
    • Affiliate XXXVI. How St Francis explained to Blood brother Leo a beautiful vision that he had seen
    • Chapter XXXVII. How Jesus Christ, the blessed ane, at the prayer of St Francis, converted a rich nobleman who had made neat offers to St Francis, and inspired him with a wish to become a religious
    • Chapter XXXVIII. How it was revealed to St Francis that Brother Elias was damned, and was to die out of the Social club; and how at the want of the said brother he prayed to Christ for him, and how his prayer was granted
    • Chapter XXXIX. Of the wonderful soapbox which St Anthony of Padua, a Friar Minor, made in the Consistory
    • Chapter 40. Of the miracle which God performed when St Anthony, beingness at Rimini, preached to the fishes of the sea
    • Chapter XLI. How the venerable Brother Simon delivered a brother from a great temptation, on account of which he was on the point of leaving the Order
    • Chapter XLII. Of several wonderful miracles which the Lord performed through the means of Blood brother Peter of Monticello, and Brother Conrad of Offida. How Brother Bentivoglio carried a leper xv miles in a very short time; how St Michael spoke to another brother, and how the Virgin Mary appeared to Brother Conrad and placed her divine Son in his arms
    • Chapter XLIII. How Brother Conrad of Offida converted a immature brother, who was a stumbling-block to the other brothers; and how later death his soul appeared to Brother Conrad, begging him to pray for him; and how through his prayers he was delivered from the corking pains of Purgatory
    • Affiliate XLIV. How the Mother of Christ and St John the Evangelist appeared to Brother Conrad, and told him who had suffered the greatest sorrow at the Passion of Christ
    • Chapter XLV. Of the conversion, life, miracles, and death of the holy Blood brother John Della Penna
    • Affiliate XLVI. How Brother Pacifico, being in prayer, saw the soul of Brother Umile, his brother in the flesh, go upwardly to heaven
    • Chapter XLVII. Of a holy brother to whom the Mother of Christ appeared when he was ill, and brought him three vases of healing ointments
    • Chapter XLVIII. How Blood brother James Della Massa saw in a vision all the Friars Modest in the world in the form of a tree; and how the virtues, the merits and the vices of all were made known to him
    • Chapter XLIX. How Christ appeared to Brother John of Alvernia
    • Chapter L. How Brother John of Alvernia, when saying Mass on the day of All Souls, saw many souls liberated from Purgatory
    • Affiliate LI. Of the holy Brother James of Fallerone, and how, after his decease, he appeared to Blood brother John of Alvernia
    • Chapter LII. Of the vision of Brother John of Alvernia, by which he became acquainted with all the order of the Holy Trinity
    • Chapter LIII. How, while he was proverb Mass, Brother John of Alvernia fell down, every bit if he had been expressionless
    • Of The Sacred And Holy Stigmata Of St. Francis And Certain Considerations Thereon
    • Of The Commencement Consideration Of The Sacred, Holy Stigmata
    • Of The Second Consideration Of The Sacred Holy Stigmata
    • Of The Third Consideration Of The Sacred, Holy Stigmata
    • Of The Fourth Consideration Of The Sacred, Holy Stigmata
    • Of The 5th And Last Consideration of the Sacred, Holy Stigmata
    • Chapter LIV. How a holy friar, having read in the legend of St Francis of the hole-and-corner words spoken to him by the seraph, prayed so earnestly to God that St Francis revealed them to him
    • Chapter LV. How St Francis appear, afterward his death, to Brother John of Alvernia, while he was in prayer
    • Chapter LVI. Of a holy friar who saw a wonderful vision of a companion who was dead
    • Affiliate LVII. How a noble knight who was devout to St Francis was assured of his decease and of the sacred stigmata
    • Chapter LVIII. How Pope Gregory Nine, who had doubted of the stigmata of St Francis, was assured of their truth
  • Part Two: The Life of Brother Juniper
    • CHAPTER I How Brother Juniper cut off the foot of a pig to give it to a sick brother
    • Affiliate II An case of Brother Juniper’southward groovy power against the devil
    • CHAPTER Iii How by the contrivance of the devil, Brother Juniper was condemned to the gallows
    • CHAPTER IV How Brother Juniper gave all that he had to the poor for the dear of God
    • Chapter V How Brother Juniper took certain footling bells from the altar, and gave them abroad for the beloved of God
    • CHAPTER VI How Brother Juniper kept silence for six months
    • Chapter VII His remedy for temptations of the mankind
    • Chapter VIII How Brother Juniper made himself contemptible for the love of God
    • Chapter Nine How Brother Juniper, in gild to be despised, played at the see-saw
    • Chapter X How Brother Juniper once cooked for the brethren enough to last for a fortnight
    • CHAPTER XI How Blood brother Juniper went i solar day to Assisi for his own confusion
    • CHAPTER XII How Brother Juniper fell into an ecstasy during the celebration of Mass
    • CHAPTER 13 Of the sorrow which Brother Juniper felt at the loss of his companion Brother Amazialbene
    • Chapter XIV Of the Mitt which Brother Juniper saw in the air
    • CHAPTER XV How St. Francis allowable Brother Leo to launder the stone
  • Part Iii: The Life of the Blest Brother Giles, Companion of St Francis
    • Affiliate I How Brother Giles, with three companions was received into the Order of Friars Small-scale
    • CHAPTER 2 How Brother Giles went to St. James The Smashing
    • Chapter 3 Of Brother Gile’s manner of life when he went to the Holy Sepulchre
    • CHAPTER IV How Brother Giles praised obedience more Prayer
    • CHAPTER V How Brother Giles lived past the labor of his hands
    • CHAPTER Vi How Brother Giles was miraculously assisted in a keen necessity when, by reason of a heavy fall of snow, he was hindered from going out to Quest
    • CHAPTER Seven Of the day of the holy Brother Gile’s death
    • Chapter VIII How a holy human being, being in prayer, saw the soul of Brother Giles pass to eternal life
    • Chapter Nine How past the merits of Brother Giles, the soul of the friend of a friar preacher was delivered from the pains of Purgatory
    • CHAPTER X How God gave special graces to Blood brother Giles, and the twelvemonth of his death
  • Part Iv: The Chapters of Certain Instructions and Notable Sayings of Brother Giles
    • Affiliate I Of Vices and Virtue
    • Chapter II Of Faith
    • CHAPTER Three Of Holy Humility
    • Affiliate IV Of the Holy Fear of God
    • CHAPTER V Of Holy Patience
    • Chapter VI Of Sloth
    • Chapter Seven Of The Contempt Of Temporal Things
    • CHAPTER 8 Of Holy Guiltlessness
    • Affiliate Ix Of Temptations
    • CHAPTER X Of Holy Penance
    • CHAPTER Xi Of Holy Prayer
    • Chapter XII Of Holy Spiritual Prudence
    • CHAPTER 13 Of Cognition Of Useful and Useless
    • CHAPTER XIV Of Good and Evil Speaking
    • Chapter 15 Of Holy Perseverance
    • CHAPTER 16 Of Truthful Religious Life
    • CHAPTER XVII Of Holy Obedience
    • CHAPTER Xviii Of The Remembrance Of Decease




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