An article on Francis of Assissi in the Celtic Daily Prayer notes,
The painted crucifix in the derelict church of San Damiano seemed to say to him, ‘Build My Church, which, as you see, is in ruins.’ He began to rebuild the chapel, stone by stone. but the word he had received there also spoke prophetically about a renewal and rebuilding of the larger Church of his day – a rebuilding through a simple loyalty and obedience to Christ and a rejection of all the Church’s clutter, corruption and compromise. (p.116)
Certainly we could hear the same call today.
[Update: My friend Terry offers a more detailed post remembering Francis of Assissi]