"Francis, go repair my house, which, as you see, is falling into ruin" were Christ's words to the young St. Francis as he was praying in the little church of San Damiano outside the walls of Assisi. See more about the San Damiano Crucifix here.
Francis of Assisi (Italy). Son of Peter Bernadone, awealthy silk merchant. Cristened John by his mother, his father insisted his name be changed to Francis.He devoted his life to poverty, the care of the poor and the sick. His feast day isOctober