The commemoration of the Transitus, the night St. Francis of Assisi passed from earthly to eternal life, was celebrated on the evening of October 3 in the Chapel at Mount St. Francis in southern Indiana, and at Friaries and churches around the world.
At the Mount, readings from the Gospel and from the life of St. Francis were complemented by testimonies from some of the Friars and lay people in attendance about the role of the little poor man of Assisi in their lives.
Br. Bob Baxter, OFM Conv., ended the service by reminding everyone of St. Francis’s final exhortation to his brothers: God has given me what to do with my life, may Christ teach you what is yours to do.
Afterwards, everyone gathered for a reception in the Mount St. Francis Retreat Center’s Cupertino Room.