The Versified Life of Saint Francis  - 507 

For his part, gives rewards: eating the hay left over,
Beasts swollen by ailments are eased and cured.
Through contact with the same, women with child and those long

115In labor are enabled to give birth with ease,
As their weary wombs release the children waiting to be born.
The place of the crib is now, to the joy of the people,
A little chapel dedicated in honor of the blessed Francis.




Legenda Sancti Francisci Versificata, Fontes Franciscani, p.

Praemia restituit, foenique superstitis esu
Bruta relaxantur quocumque tumentia morbo.
Eiusdem tactu praegnantes et diuturna

115Mole laborantes facili solvuntur hiatu,
Obtusaeque patent pueris nascentibus alvi.
Praesaepisque locus nunc est in honore beati
Cellula Francisci populo gaudente dicata.

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 1, p. 507