after that night of asking awe,
God deigned to grant Francis the wounds of the Passion of His Son.
To the first question of the Seraphic Patriarch: Who are You, my God?
CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
offers the inquiring heart an array of inspiring answers:
GOD is the
fullness of being and of every perfection,
without origin and without end. Catechism #213
GOD is truth itself, whose words cannot deceive. Catechism #215
GOD is eternal blessedness, undying life, unfading light. Catechism #257
GOD is himself an eternal exchange of love, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Catechism #260
Faced with GODís fascinating and mysterious presence,
man discovers his own insignificance. Catechism #208
Yet it is a discovery that neither demeans nor dehumanizes. For St. Francis and St. Clare also realized that the faithful soul is Godís mansion and throne, that Even now we are called to be a dwelling for the Most Holy Trinity: