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The Five Wounds of Saint Francis

An Historical and Spiritual Investigation

Author(s): Solanus M. Benfatti

ISBN13: 9780895558732

ISBN10: 0895558734

Publisher: Tan Books (1 Sep 2011)

Extent: 263 pages

Binding: Paperback

Size: 1.8 x 13.7 x 21 cm

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  • Many saints have borne the stigmata - wounds resembling those of Christs crucifixion. While some of those saints have written about their experience, little is known of the personal experience of the first of all saints to brandish this extraordinary sign, Francis of Assisi. They were and have remained his carefully guarded secret.


    In The Five Wounds of Saint Francis, author Fr. Solanus Benfatti, CFR, explores the significance of this miraculous event in the Saints life through careful analysis of pertinent medieval literature and recent scholarly studies. He establishes the historicity of the event, which has been called into question, and draws surprising and inspiring conclusions, leaving the reader with a afresh understanding of Saint Franciss spiritual experience.

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