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Chapter CLXVI
THE BISHOP OF ASSISI'S VISION OF THE HOLY FATHER'S PASSING

220At that time the bishop of Assisia had been at the church of Saint Michaelb because of a pilgrimage. He was returning from there, and was lodging at Benevento, when the blessed father Francis appeared to him in a vision on the night of his passing, and said to him: "See, my father, I am leaving the world and going to Christ!" When he rose in the morning, the bishop told his companions what he had seen, and summoning a notary, had the day and hour of the passing noted. He was very saddened about this, and flowing with tears he regretted having lost such an outstanding father. And so he returned to his own country Mt 2:12 and told it all in order, giving unending thanks to the Lord Acts 27:35 because of his gifts.

THE CANONIZATION AND TRANSFER OF SAINT FRANCIS

220aIn the name of the Lord Jesus. Amen.
In the twelfth hundredth twenty sixth year of the Incarnation,
on the fourth day before the Nones of October,
the day he had foretold,
having completed twenty years
from the time he perfectly adhered to Christ,
following in the footsteps 1 Pt 2:21
and the life of the Apostles,
the apostolic man Francis,
freed from the fetters of mortal life,
departed happily to Christ.
He was buried in the city of Assisi
and began to shine with so many wonders
and with diverse miracles in every region,
that,
in a short time,
he had led most of the earth
to admire the new age.

Since in the new light of miracles, he was already shining in many parts of the world and those who rejoiced in being saved from disasters by his favor were hastening from everywhere, the Lord Pope

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