The Little Flowers of Saint Francis of Assisi
by Brother Ugolino
OF THE SACRED AND HOLY STIGMATA OF ST FRANCIS AND CERTAIN CONSIDERATIONS THEREON
In this part we will treat, with sundry devout considerations, of the
glorious, sacred, and holy stigmata of our blessed father St Francis,
which he received from Christ on the holy mountain of Alvernia. And
inasmuch as the said stigmata were five, according to the five wounds
of our Lord Jesus Christ, therefore this treatise shall have five
The first consideration shall be of the manner in which St Francis came
to the holy mountain of Alvernia.
The second consideration shall be of his life and conversation with his
companions on the same holy mountain.
The third consideration shall be of the seraphical apparition, and the
impression of the most sacred stigmata.
The fourth consideration shall be of the descent of St Francis from
Mount Alvernia after he had received the sacred stigmata, and of his
return to St Mary of the Angels.
The fifth consideration shall be of certain apparitions and divine
revelations vouchsafed, after the death of St Francis, to certain holy
friars and other devout persons, concerning these sacred and glorious