St. francis

Learn about the inspiring life of St. Francis and discover how his teachings continue to resonate today. Find resources, stories, and quotes that celebrate the legacy of this beloved saint.
10 things you didn't know about St Francis of Assisi Saints, Art, Francesco, Christian Art, Religious Images, Patron Saints, Kunst, St Francis, Saint Costume

October 4th is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. Here are some facts you may not have known about St. Francis. When he was born, he was given the name Giovanni by his mother. His father, Pietro di Bernardone, a prosperous silk merchant, was a Francophile and took to calling his son Francesco ("the Frenchman") instead. As a young man, he lived an extravagant life - he liked gambling, drinking, partying and women. He became a soldier and went to fight against Perugia and was taken as a…

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Jadwiga Kuica
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi; Christian Religious Observance; October 4; Italian mystic and preacher; founder of the Franciscan Order. One of the West’s best-loved and most influential saints. Patron saint of animals: farm animals and pets are often brought to church on this day to be blessed. Saints, Catholic Art, Saint Francis Prayer, Catholic Saints, Catholic Faith, Catholic, Religious Art, San Damiano Cross, Religion

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi; Christian Religious Observance; October 4; Italian mystic and preacher; founder of the Franciscan Order. One of the West’s best-loved and most influential saints. Patron saint of animals: farm animals and pets are often brought to church on this day to be blessed.

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Michael Kennedy