4. St Francis of Assisi

St Francis of Assisi
St Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi not surrounded by animals but reading to townspeople, made 1515/20. Detail from a framed altarpiece or retable in oak, Brussels from the circle of Pasquier Bormon (1510—1536).

One of his most famous sayings is

“Lord, grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change,
he courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Bode Museum, Berlin, Germany (2015).

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