The Kinship of Saint Francis - 729 

his hands slight, his fingers long, and his nails tapered. He had thin legs, small feet, fine skin, and little flesh. His clothing was rough, his sleep was short, his hand was generous. Because he was very humble, he showed meekness to all people, and duly adapted himself to the behavior of all. Holier among the holy, among sinners he was like one of them." A strong likeness amply appears except for his coloring and hair, which are not very important, since coloring is easily changed by various circumstances.




Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 3, p. 729