Francis and Brother Leone
As the brotherhood grew, Francis spent most of his time in deep prayer and meditation. Traveling with his companion Leone, Francis called him the Lamb of God. Leone documented their journey together. Leone was a true man of God, always searching, yet always tempted of earthly ways. Leone needed Francis to keep him strong despite his faithfulness and love for God. Francis was ultimately the strongest. The brothers referred to him as Father Francis. Francis believed one needs only a true heart in God when giving up so much…ultimately food. Francis and his brothers needed each other. Francis was an ailing little man who took nourishment from his faith and joy in God. His brothers needed Francis’ spirit to continue to walk them along the righteous path. This kept his faint body on earth longer. Francis in turn fed their souls with God.