The Kinship of Saint Francis - 732 

[Chapter VIII]


39 In the eighth place, in many ways he was conformed to Christ in his ascension and in accumulating rewards, even though with the greatest inequality of glory and rewards. For Christ ascended into heaven in the sight of the Apostles in a bright cloud. Thus, blessed Francis did something similar, for, after his death, six brothers saw him ascending in the form of the sun with indescribable brilliance.a




Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 3, p. 732