With joy and joy, today we begin the celebrations of the jubilee year of the stigmata of Saint Francis of Assisi. Two years before his death, Brother Francis, praying on Mount Alvernia, received from Christ in an extraordinary way this rare gift of the Stigmata or wounds.
In this way, Francis was the first known in the Catholic world to have received such a gift. Carry on your body the same wounds that Christ had when he was crucified.
Remembering this profound moment in the life of our Brother Francisco is first of all recognizing the grace of God that transforms all of his children into their own nature through his love.