Francis Bernardone (Bradford Dillman) is the son of a wealthy cloth merchant in Assisi, who gives up all his worldly goods to dedicate himself to God. Clare (Dolores Hart) is a young aristocratic woman who, according to the film, is so taken with St. Francis that she leaves her family and becomes a nun. By this time (1212 A.D.), St. Francis has a well-established reputation for his vows of poverty. The movie goes on to note miracles (such as the appearance of the stigmata on Francis's hands and feet) and other aspects of his life, up to and including his death on October 3, 1226.
The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away from his father and gives all to the poor, a beggar for others, and an inspiration to friends who accept the Gospels' life of poverty. He seeks the Pope's blessing, and he endures persecution at the hands of the family of Chiara Offreduccio (1194-1253), who becomes St. Clare. Many join the order he has established and then rebel at his expectations. In near despair - and ill - he writes a Rule to take to the Pope; then, the Lord sends him a message. He dies smiling.
Experience what it feels like to travel to one of the world's most sacred sites with one of the world's most beloved teachers. You'll visit Assisi in Italy, and delight in a talk from Dr. Dyer regarding the amazing and magnificent miracles witnessed there, as well as his views on how to manifest the miraculous in your own life.
Lutz-Werner Hesse wurde 1955 in Bonn-Bad Godesberg geboren. Er studierte zunächst Schulmusik und Komposition bei den Professoren Günter Fork und Jürg Baur an der Kölner Musikhochschule (Abschluss 1. und 2. Staatsexamen sowie Künstlerische Reifeprüfung), später noch Musikwissenschaft, Lateinische Philologie und Alte Geschichte an der Universität zu Köln (Abschluss Promotion)…