For eight centuries, the world has been enlightened by the example of Francis of Assisi, the most Christ-like of saints. The Little Poor Man of Assisi, as Francis is affectionately known, has touched the hearts and inspired the souls of many. Why do Francis and his simple life-style appeal to seekers the world over? In this profound exploration of Francis the man and saint, Franciscan Fr. Conrad Harkins weaves fact and legend, painting a portrait of one of the most visionary figures of the last millennium. Fr. Harkins guides the listener through the escapades of the adolescent Francis to the saint's conversion to a gospel-based life to Francis's witness to poverty and suffering.