• Such was the will of the Father that his Son, blessed and glorious, whom he gave to us, and who was born for us, should by his own blood, sacrifice, and oblation, offer himself on the altar of the cross, not for himself, by whom "all things were made," but for our sins, leaving us an example that we should follow his steps.

    Saint Francis of Assisi, Aeterna Press (1906). “Writings of Saint Francis of Assisi”, p.78, Aeterna Press