The Transitus of St Francis of Assisi
The Transitus of St. Francis of Assisi: October 3rd
Each year on the evening of October 3rd the Franciscan family throughout the world, celebrate the solemnity of our Holy Father Francis’s Transitus (passing over from this life to the next).
St. Francis spent the last few days before his death in praising the Lord and teaching his companions whom he loved so much to praise Christ with him….. “Welcome,” he said, “my sister death.” (Celano, Second Life.)
St Francis on his deathbed said: “Let us begin again, for until now we have done nothing….” May the Lord give us the grace of such humble and holy zeal, and follow in the footsteps of our holy Father Francis.