News release from the University of Saint Francis:
Free USF lecture explores subject of stigmata of St. Francis
(February 14, 2013) – The University of Saint Francis School of Arts and Sciences and Department of Philosophy and Theology will sponsor a free public lecture, “The Stigmata of St. Francis of Assisi: Fact, Fiction or Fallacy?” on Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m. in the North Campus auditorium.
Inconsistent accounts of the wounds of Christ—the stigmata—appearing on St. Francis’ body are found in 13th century Franciscan sources. Were the stigmata authentic? Sister Anita Holzmer, OSF, instructor in theology and Franciscan studies, will use those sources to explore the mysterious and mystical phenomenon.