Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Impression of the Stigmata of St Francis of Assisi

Impression of the Stigmata of St Francis of Assisi: Missa “Stabant juxta crucem” Two years before the faithful servant and minister of Christ, Francis, gave up his spirit to God, he retired alone into a high place, which is called Mount Alvernia, and began a forty-days’ fast in honour of the Archangel St. Michael. The sweetness…