Lazer Wounds

Date: 2/18/2009
PEW PEW PEW - Francis of Assisi Receives the Stigmata

I haz em...

(Yes. We know that "lazer" is actually spelled with an s. Please accept the fact that not every word here is going to be spelled 100% correctly ;-).

In the fresco above, St. Francis of Assisi is depicted as recieving the stigmata—the five wounds of Christ. (The stigmata is a physical manifestation of the sorrowful pain and suffering of Christ given to some saints. Sometimes the stigmata is visible, and the five wounds (on the hands, feet and side) are visible and bleeding; other times, the stigmata is hidden, but the bearer suffers nonetheless).

St. Francis of Assisi is a great example of a faithful man who loved the poor, as he began to do all he could to comfort the poor and sick in their distress, after having lived a carefree childhood and early adulthood. He spent a lot of time in isolation, praying and working to build up the Body of Christ. Before he died, he had started the order of Franciscan monks, which, even today, is one of the Church's most prayerful and vibrant communities.

For much, much more on this glorious saint, please visit the Catholic Encyclopedia's entry on St. Francis of Assisi.

I really think that the Franciscans with a Marian devotion (Franciscans of the Immaculate "AirMaria") with the spirituality of Max Kolbe will be a vital key in God's choice to bring the final necessary change before the end.

Mother Of All Peoples : Jesus Christ has two natures, divine and human, which are united in one single divine Person; such is the exact and precise formulation of the dogma. The Immaculata is united to the Holy Spirit so closely that we really cannot grasp this union. But we can at least say that the Holy Spirit and Mary are two persons who live in such intimate union that they have but one sole life.

The third Person of the Blessed Trinity never took flesh; still, our human word "spouse" is far too weak to express the reality of the relationship between the Immaculata and the Holy Spirit. We can affirm that she is, in a certain sense, the "incarnation" of the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that we love in her; and through her we love the Son. The Holy Spirit is far too little known

pssst... 'fresco' is a style of painting created on wet plaster. 'Frisco' is an abbreviation of San Francisco that proves you're not from California. :D

It amuses me, though, 'cause, you know, San Francisco, St. Francis, same guy... HANYWAYS.

I laughed so hard when I saw this one!

@ Mary Sue: Whoops! Thanks for catching that... I think I had a Steak n' Shake Frisco Melt on my mind.

"Pew! Pew! Pew!"

I totally laughed out loud when I read that -- it's exactly what I say when I 'shoot' things.

Good grrrrieff! :) :p