St. Francis manuscripts displayed in the US

In November 2014, 19 manuscripts written by St. Francis of Assisi travelled outside Italy for the first time for exhibition at the United Nations and Brooklyn Borough Hall in New York. The manuscripts include several poems written by St. Francis, including the saint's Canticle of the Sun and his Canticle of Canticles.

The documents were brought to the States by Creighton University theology professor and specialist in St. Francis, Joan Mueller, who as written six books on St. Francis or St. Clare of Assisi. The manuscripts are expected to undergo some restoration while in New York.