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[1228],a wearing ornate and costly vestments, and with a multitude of people gathered from all parts of the world, carrying palms and can- dles, he delivered a profound discourse for which he chose this begin- ning: “He shone in his days as the morning star in the midst of a cloud, and as the moon at the full. And as the sun when it shines, so did he shine in the temple of God.” Then, after the miracles were related and diligently explained, the most blessed pontiff decreed with an abun- dance of tears that Francis, the servant of the Crucified, whose heart and body bore the marks of the Stigmata, be added to the catalogue of the saints. After three days the pontiff returned to Perugia.

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Testimonia minora, Testimonia minora, p. 13


ubi IV nonas octobris anno sui praesulatus secundo cum venerabilium cardinalium et praelatorum diverso collegio pretiosis ornatus cum palmis et cereis de mundi partibus multitudine populi congregata post sermonis profundi decursum, cuius tale sumpsit exordium: Quasi stella [matutina] in medio nebulae et quasi sol lucens in diebus suis, sic iste fulsit in domo Domini, post miracula recitata et diligenter exposita praesul beatissimus profusis lacrymis beatum Franciscum Crucifixi ministrum, cuius corde et corpore stigmatum portavit vestigia, decrevit in sanctorum catalogo adnotandum, ac post triduum Perusium est reversus.

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 1, p. 604