The Immense Joy and Conversion at The Church San Damiano
Francis continued to drift as he wondered and waited for something to justify his life. He wandered down the hills of Assisi, where he found a small abandoned church. As he entered the ruins, he came across an old crucifix with a painted image of Jesus (Byzantine late 9th Century A.D.). Did he hear a voice or was he dreaming? It was clearly that voice again, saying “Francis, begin now and help rebuild my church.” At this point it was the greatest spiritual moment of his life. Francis taking this sign literally placed the first stone to rebuild San Damiano (Later to be the convent of Saint Clare).