The Road/Looking for a New Life
Francis found himself lost in the world that surrounded him. His family was foreign to him. His mother always believed he would become a man of God, and his father would expect him to carry on the duties of the family business, but this was a life that was not his. Lost, he became aloof to the responsibilities of normal life. He was not to become a great warrior to make his family proud, he was not to become a wealthy merchant like his father. Feeling the need to leave home, he went searching for a new life. Francis wandered the countryside of Assisi, living and breathing freedom, noticing all the beauty around him. He especially loved the caves and silent pathways of the beautiful Mount Subasio. What was he looking for?