Francesco, giullare di Dio

...and bear suffering and trial.
Blessed those who
shall in peace endure,

...for by Thee, most High,
they will be crowned.

Praise be my Lord,
for our sister, bodily death

...from whom no living
man can escape.

Woe to them who
die in mortal sin.

Blessed be those who she
finds in Thy most holy will,

...for the second death
shall not harm them.
God hath chosen the foolish things
of the world to confound the wise,

Praise and bless my Lord,
and the weak things of the world
to confound the things that are mighty

...and serve him
with great humility.
Paul. I Corinthians, 2:27

To conquer the world,
Francesco became humble

and a clown to merit
the Kingdom of Heaven.

Everyone mocked him and said
he was mad.

But Pope Innocent III let him
preach to the people,

his faith in gentleness
and poverty.

Now Francesco is returning from
Rome with his companions.

Their hut is occupied. They go on
to Santa Maria degli Angeli.

From there they will take
to the world

the power of their meekness
and their sweet love of peace.

"If I were preaching,
I'd begin like this:"

I've come to tell you a big
secret that will make you happy.

I'll teach you how to find
real peace.

And joy!
And joy! Because joy and peace
are what men most desire.

I'd talk of glory. We should have
the spirit of the perfect knight.

He wishes us to preach the
word of God with charity.