St Francis of Assisi - Mystical light and visitation
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
As quoted in Wonders In The Sky - Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times - and Their Impact on Human Culture, History, and Beliefs - Jacques Vallee and Chris Aubeck
14 September 1224, Mount Alverne, Italy
Brother Leo saw a ball of light suspended above St. Francis of Assisi while he conversed with an invisible being.
"He heard voices which made questions and answers; and he remarked that Francis, who was prostrate, often repeated these words: 'Who are you, o my God? And my dear Lord? And who am I? a worm, and Thy unworthy servant.' He also saw him put his hand out three times into his bosom, and each time stretch it out to the flame. The light disappeared, the conversation ceased."
Source: Father Candide Chalippe, The Life and Legends of Saint Francis of Assisi - (Teddington: Echo Library, 2007), 191-2.