Saint Francis of Assisi and Giotto; His Interpretor

Saint Francis of Assisi and Giotto; His Interpretor

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...no relief from this treatment, and during the weeks and months which followed, gradually failed in strength, until the moment came when he knew his work was ended and he must prepare for death. His first desire was to be taken to Assisi. The journey was doubtless begun from Cortona, a little town about thirty-five miles north of Assisi, and twenty miles north of Perugia. He was probably carried thither on a cot by the hands of loving friends, and we can see the sad procession wending its way up and down the steep hills, bearing its precious burden, avoiding hostile Perugia (lest the body of the saint should be taken from them by force, that it might become that city's possession after death); and journeying far over to Gubbio, then down to his beloved city, a distance in all of sixty miles.. It was a triumphal home coming, for all the people came out to meet him. Arriving at the gateway, Francis bade them wait, and as they knelt reverently about him, he raised himself to take one long last look upon the beautiful valley, and the lovely autumn scene. He was housed in the bishop's palace, the best the city had to offer him, where he lay for many days, free from pain, a song on his lips, speaking loving words to those about him, and sending tender messages to the absent ones. His soul was at peace. A few days before his death, he asked to be removed to his beloved Portiuncula. The little journey was safely accomplished. True to his teachings he wished to die in humble surroundings. The end ' came on Saturday, October 3, 1226, at nightfall. When the news of the death of St. Francis reached the city, the people came in great numbers into the woods surrounding the Portiuncula. Many were admitted to view the body, and gave...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236932951
  • 9781236932952