Scenes from the Life of St. Francis

In the cloister of the Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik, Croatia, is a series of frescoes of the life of St. Francis. Som of them have been painted over earlier frescoes, and all are in less than perfect condition. Some are easily identified from Brother Ugolino's Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi and Thomas of Celano's first and second Lives of the saint. But many are unrelated to any work I have read on the saint.

Francis renounces his life of ease (view in full screen width)


He goes to the Bishop of Assisi to confirm his new life (view in full screen width)


Unidentified (view in full screen width)


Unidentified (view in full screen width)


Newer fresco (possibly Brother Bernard's ecstasy, Ugolino chpt. 28) over older fresco (view in full screen width)


Unidentified: A Journey of St. Francis (view in full screen width)


A sea voyage, most likely to visit the Caliph in Syria, over an earlier fresco (view in full screen width)


Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio, as in Ugolino chpt. 21 (view in full screen width)


Francis Receives the Stigmata (view in full screen width)


Death of St. Francis (view in full screen width)


Francis Welcomes a Franciscan into Heaven (view in full screen width)


Francis Intercedes for the Souls in Purgatory (view in full screen width)

More of St. Francis of Assisi

Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.