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Our Holy Fathers in Holy Friendship

"What workers this father sent into his vineyard to uproot the thorns of vice and to plant the virtues! Truly, Dominic and Francis were two pillars of Holy Church: Francis with the poverty that was …More
"What workers this father sent into his vineyard to uproot the thorns of vice and to plant the virtues! Truly, Dominic and Francis were two pillars of Holy Church: Francis with the poverty that was his hallmark, and Dominic with learning." – St Catherine of Siena. This moving painting of the founders of the mendicant friars, united in holy friendship and a common love for Christ and his Church is in the sacristy of Santa Maria Novella, Florence.

Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr