St. Francis Embracing the Crucified Christ – Murillo


This artwork by Esteban Murillo shows St. Francis of Assisi embracing the Crucified Jesus, while the Saint's foot rests on the globe, representing the mendicant friar's renunciation of the world for Christ. Two angels hold a book, on which is written in Latin: "You who do not give up everything that you have cannot be my disciple". The Savior wraps His right arm around Francis, showing His acceptance of the Saint's offering.

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