St. Francis Receiving Stigmata - Detail: Brother Leo

Wikipedia: Francis of Assisi: While he was praying on the mountain of Verna, during a forty-day fast in preparation for Michaelmas ), Francis is said to have had a vision on or about September 14, 1224, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, as a result of which he received the stigmata. Brother Leo, who had been with Francis at the time, left a clear and simple account of the event, the first definite account of the phenomenon of stigmata."Suddenly he saw a vision of a seraph, a six-winged angel on a cross. This angel gave him the gift of the five wounds of Christ."

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