Some of Francis’ Female Imagery

trash 1A week ago,  I offered a two hour talk on “Francis and Jesus” at the Franciscan Center of Tampa (Florida)

One participant especially enjoyed Francis’ assurance to all of us that “[W]e are mothers when we carry him in our heart and body through a divine love and a pure and sincere conscience and give birth to [Jesus] through a holy activity which must shine as an example before others”.

This is the imagery which came to this man 800 years ago. What do you think of this image? I find it a bit challenging and radical, but want to spend some time thinking about it since they are Francis’ own words.

-The First Version of the Letter to the Faithful (1209-1215).