The man who would be known as St. Francis, had a life-changing encounter with the resurrected light-body of Jesus. This led to the foundation of the Franciscan Order and opend a new doorway to bring the ascension teachings of the Essenes to the world. William Henry explores the life, history, teachings, and ascension of St. Francis of Assisi. He notes how Francis’s teachings parallel the ancient words of the original ascension keepers, the Essenes. We examine the works of art inspired by Francis that show he fulfilled the ultimate mission of resurrection and ascension.