St. Francis of Assisi

G. K. Chesterton

St. Francis of Assisi

“It is perhaps the chief suggestion of this book that St. Francis walked the world like the Pardon of God. His appearance marked the moment when men could be reconciled not only to God but to nature and, most difficult of all, to themselves. . . . It was in fact his whole function to tell men to start afresh and, in that sense, to tell them to forget.”

—from Saint Francis of Assisi