The Legend of the Pig's Feet
Several stories about Juniper in the Little Flowers of St. Francis
(Fioretti di San Francesco
) illustrate his generosity and simplicity. Perhaps the most famous of these is the tale of the pig's feet.
When visiting a poor man who was sick, Juniper asked if he could perform any service for the man. The man told Juniper that he had a longing for a meal of pig's feet, and so Juniper happily ran off to find some. Capturing a pig in a nearby field, he cut … [More]