This is Hollywood’s glamorized view of Saint Francis of Assisi, the best part of which is the scene in which Francis visits the Sultan of Egypt to to the war between Christians and Muslims. The story begins with the playboy’s conversion to his receiving the stigmata just before his death.
This bio of St. Francis of Assisi covers his life from his playboy days through his conversion, break with his family, founding of a new order ministering to the poor and his stigmata just before his death.
Adapted from two medieval sources, this is a whimsical collection of folk tales centering on St. Francis and some of his followers, including Sr. Clare, all of whom embraced poverty and the helping of the poor.
This lush story of Francis of Assisi covers the first half of his life, from that of a wealthy playboy to that of the friend of the poor who embraced poverty and sought the approval for his order from the pope.