Liturgical Texts for the Feast of the Stigmata of Saint Francis - 665 

The Divine Office of the Feast of the Stigmataa
"The Stigmata of Saint Francis"b

First Vespers


  1. Francis sated with drink
    of the thirsty cross of Jesus,
    wounded with the wounds of Jesus
    merits the honor of the Leader.
  1. The King of Mercy
    did marvelous wonders in the flesh of Francis
    preceded by the splendor of uprightness.
  1. Through Christ's true insignia, which he bore
    Francis will be famed throughout the world.
    in eternal memory.
  1. Upon the humble Francis
    God looked most mercifully
    and made him someone noble
    by these signs
  2. Francis is blessed
    by all born in this world
    for he is made in truth
    like to Christ in these wounds.

At the Magnificat:

Francis, the kinship of Jesus
whom you especially loved




Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 3, p. 665