Palanca, Receiving the Stigmata
At last the time comes and Francis exclaims, “You do love me Father.” As the pain shoots through his entire being, he accepts the wounds of Jesus Christ with great joy. He was blessed with the sufferings he so endured for the love of God and the hope for mankind. He has been touched by God and given the ultimate approval, the wounds of Jesus Christ, the Stigmata. This painful joy of all humanity was first expressed 1200 years before when Christ died for our sins.