To tell you the truth, Francis is one of my favorite saints. He was iconoclastic, deeply in love with God, and more than a little bit weird. He talked to rocks and wolves and worked for peace. He broke the mold.
Today, Shane Claiborne shared a wonderful primer on St. Francis that is well worth reading.
And if you haven't read about Francis's encounter with the Wolf Of Gubbio, I would recommend you spend some time reading and meditating on what God was doing through Francis, through the wolf, and, perhaps, through the wolves in your own life.