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 A Mirror of the Perfection (The Sabatier Edition, 1928) - 358 

seeing themselves deprived of the consolation and counsel of such a father.

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HOW HE FORETOLD THAT HIS REMAINS WOULD BE HONORED AFTER HIS DEATH

One day when blessed Francis lay sick in the residence of the bishop of Assisi,a a spiritual brother, smiling and playfully, said to him: "You will sell all your sackcloth to the Lord for a good price! Many canopies and silk coverings will hang over this little body of yours that is now clothed in sackcloth." At the time he wore a cap covered with sackcloth as well as a tunic of sackcloth. With great fervor of spirit and joy blessed Francis—not himself, but the Holy Spirit through him—answered: "You're right because that's how it will be for the praise and glory of my Lord." Acts 1:16

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Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 3, p. 358

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