The brothers return from their excursion, only to be confronted by the owner of the pig.
He demands recompense; Francis makes Ginepro apologize.
Thrust into the rain without shelter, the monks rejoice in their suffering, loving their vocation even more and discerning this to be the call whereby they are to follow Francis. Mary of the Angels, where the Brothers had finished building their hut.
The rest of the film is divided into nine chapters each covering an incident in the life of St. The first chapter is introduced by a parable and a chapter marker. Two brothers return with a set of prayer bells, a gift from a generous donor.
When the movie initially debuted in America, where the novel was much less known, on October 6, 1952, the chapter markers were removed.
The movie commences with an introduction to the Franciscan friars.
Francis is lying alone in the woods, meditating on the passion and love of God.
The sound of bells captures his attention, and he is compelled to find the source. Upon closer examination, he recognizes the traveler to be a leper.
In the midst of their celebration, Brother Ginepro is found in the bushes without his tunic; he has given it away to a man in need.
Francis instructs him never again to give away his meager garment without permission.