The Life of Saint Francis by Julian of Speyer - 420 

76The most holy body was translated to that same most holy church which had been constructed outside but near the walls of the city, on Saturday, the eighth of the calends of June, 1230 with such great solemnity that it cannot be briefly described. So great a multitude of people had come together for the celebration of this translation that the city was not able to contain them, and they camped all around the fields like sheep.a

Just as this glorious holy man
had become illustrious in life by his many marvelous miracles,
so also at his patronage from the day of his passing
until the present,
not only in the place
where the precious treasure of his bones is kept,
but also in whatever part of the earth
that patronage is piously and fervently implored,
the church rejoices that she shines with innumerable miracles.
Remedies for all sicknesses, dangers, or exigencies are conferred
through his merits upon the blind, the deaf, the mute and the crippled;
to the dropsical, the paralyzed, the possessed and the lepers,
the shipwrecked, and the captive.
But also many dead are miraculously brought back to life;
all these things are the magnificent work of the power of the Most
High,
Lk 1:35
to whom alone is all honor and glory
forever and ever. Amen. Rom 16:27 1 Tm 1:17

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Iuliani de Spira Officium Sancti Francisci, Fontes Franciscani, p.


76 1Translatum est igitur corpus sanctissimum ad eamdem constructam foris prope muros civitatis ecclesiam, sabbato, kalendarum iunii die octavo, cum tanto videlicet apparatu solemni, qui brevi sermone describi non posset; 2tantaque, quae ad ipsius translationis festa confluxerat, multitudine populi, ut, civitate illum capere non valente, gregum more turmatim circumquaque per campos accumberet.

3Porro, sicuti gloriosus hic sanctus
multis in vita claruerat miraculorum prodigiis,
sic et a die transitus sui usque in praesens ad ipsius patrocinia,
non solum in loco
ubi pretiosus ossium suorum thesaurus reconditur,
verum etiam quacumque parte terrarum
pie et fideliter implorata,
innumeris miraculis coruscare se gaudet Ecclesia.
4Nam caecis et surdis, mutis et claudis,
hydropicis et paralyticis, daemoniacis et leprosis,
naufragis et captivis,
omnium ipsius meritis aegritudinum, necessitatum seu periculorum remedia conferuntur.
5Sed et multi mirifice mortui suscitantur,
operante haec omnia virtutis Altissimi magnificentia,
cui soli est omnis honor et gloria
per infinita saeculorum saecula. Amen.

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 1, p. 420

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