Though I must say, it's interesting that the Modern World has done the SAME THING to St. Francis that they did to Christ himself -- created a limp, feminine caricature of the man.
The TRUE St. Francis was very attractive to the mind and soul:
All those are damned who see the Sacrament of the Body of Christ on the altar in the form of bread and wine by the words of our Lord in the hands of the priest, yet do not see or believe in spirit and in God that this is really the most holy Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.
St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226AD) on the Eucharist
Mini-Bio: Italian; preacher, mystic, stigmatist, founder of the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)