Today is the feast of the Portiuncula. This is where Francis came to understand that his vocation was not to be a stonemason, begging stones to repair rundown church buildings, but rather to inspire many through his dedication to living a Gospel life and his devotion to the Blessed Mother.
Francis' care for several other little churches before this one ultimately led to his caring for the Church. May we be inspired by his example: Preach the Gospel every day--use words when necessary.
H/T to Franciscan Cards for the image of Francis' favorite little church.