Posted by Stan Sisson on
I have been working with the National Council of the Secular Franciscans. Their Quinquennial is next August in Pheonix. All thirty regions of the third Order will be gathering there. This La Verna painting is one piece that was created to support this event. It is not an exact representation of the actual landscape. It is rendered as a symbolic glorifying of that location. St. Francis spent many days there in prayer and contemplation. It is where he received the Stigmata. (Stigmata, in Christianity, are the appearance of bodily wounds, scars and pain in locations corresponding to the crucifixion...
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