THE LIFE OF
SAINT FRANCIS
OF ASSISI

Saint Bonaventure

Translated by
E. Gurney Salter

1904 by E.P. Dutton, New York, US.

This work is published for the greater Glory of Jesus Christ through His most
Holy Mother Mary and for the sanctification of the militant Church and her members.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

THE LIFE OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI

PROLOGUE

Chapter I
OF HIS MANNER OF LIFE IN THE SECULAR STATE

Chapter II
OF HIS PERFECT CONVERSION UNTO GOD, AND OF THE REPAIRING OF THE THREE CHURCHES

Chapter III
OF THE FOUNDING OF HIS RELIGION, AND SANCTION OF THE RULE

Chapter IV
OF THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE ORDER UNDER HIS HAND, AND OF THE CONFIRMATION OF THE RULE ALREADY SANCTIONED

Chapter V
OF THE AUSTERITY OF HIS LIFE, AND OF HOW ALL CREATED THINGS AFFORDED HIM COMFORT

Chapter VI
OF HIS HUMILITY AND OBEDIENCE AND OF THE DIVINE CONDESCENSIONS SHEWN UNTO HIM AT WILL

Chapter VII
OF HIS LOVE FOR POVERTY, AND OF THE WONDROUS SUPPLYING OF HIS NEEDS

Chapter VIII
OF THE KINDLY IMPULSES OF HIS PIETY AND OF HOW THE CREATURES LACKING UNDERSTANDING SEEMED TO BE MADE SUBJECT UNTO HIM

Chapter IX
OF HIS ARDENT LOVE, AND YEARNING FOR MARTYRDOM

Chapter X
OF HIS ZEAL AND EFFICACY IN PRAYER

Chapter XI
OF HIS UNDERSTANDING OF THE SCRIPTURES, AND OF HIS SPIRIT OF PROPHECY

Chapter XII
OF THE EFFICACY OF HIS PREACHING, AND OF HIS GIFT OF HEALING

Chapter XIII
OF THE SACRED STIGMATA

Chapter XIV
OF HIS SUFFERINGS AND DEATH

Chapter XV
OF HIS CANONISATION, AND THE TRANSLATION OF HIS BODY

CERTAIN MIRACLES WROUGHT AFTER HIS DEATH

I. First, concerning the powers of the sacred Stigmata.

II. Of the dead that were raised

III. Of them that he delivered from the peril of death

IV. Of them that were saved from shipwreck

V. Of them that he set free from bonds and imprisonment

VI. Of them that were delivered from the perils of childbirth

VII. Of the blind that received sight

VIII. Of them that were delivered from divers diseases

IX. Of them that did not observe his Feast, and that failed in reverence toward the Saint

X. Of certain other miracles of divers kinds

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