To fulfill the commandment of Our Lord to"build up My house", St. Francis of Assisi began by restoring physical churches and continued by building up the spiritual Church. Francis’ humility, purity, and true joy inspired many men and women to conversion and a deeper faith. Others joined with him and thus began the Franciscan Order. Though not arranged in typical biographical form, THE LIFE OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI by St. Bonaventure conveys a picture of the Saint through his miracles, his sayings, and his holy life that renders an indelible impression of a man totally transformed in God and by God. Paper.