“I'm sure you will be flooded by letters from pedants, so let me be the first,” wrote one subscriber upon receiving the September 25 Commonweal. “The St. Francis pictured on the cover is St. Francis Xavier, not St. Francis of Assisi.” We weren't exactly flooded, but we did hear from a few other readers who were sure we'd gotten our Francises mixed up. Not to worry!
It's true that the saint from Assisi is striking an unusually forceful pose in the statue that graced our cover...
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