The story is told that St. Francis was discussing with Br. Morico about whether to fast or not when Christmas falls on a Friday.
Morico’s opinion was that the fast was more important and that they should refrain from eating meat.
Francis is reported to have replied:
“You sin, Brother, calling the day on which the Child was born to us a day of fast. It is my wish, that even the walls should eat meat on such a day, and if they cannot, they should be smeared with meat on the outside.”
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