The Life of Blessed Francis - 559 

the stigmata of our Lord Jesus were imprinted upon him
by the finger of the living God, Rv 7:2
as the seal of the Supreme Pontiff, Christ,
for the complete confirmation of the rule
and the commendation of its author,
as will be described below,
after our exposition of his virtues.




Legenda Maior, Fontes Franciscani, p. 813

impressa sunt ei stigmata Domini Iesu
digito Dei vivi
tamquam bulla summi Pontificis Christi
ad confirmationem omnimodam regulae
et commendationem auctoris,
sicut post suarum enarrationem virtutum
suo loco inferius describetur.

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 2, p. 559