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Francis of Assisi
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Francis of Assisi


  • Saint Francis of Assisi, born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, informally named as Francesco, was an Italian Roman Catholic friar and preacher

Francis of Assisi facts

  • He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land
  • Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history
  • Pope Gregory IX canonised Francis on 16 July 1228
  • Along with Saint Catherine of Siena, he was designated Patron saint of Italy
  • He later became associated with patronage of animals and the natural environment, and it became customary for Catholic and Anglican churches to hold ceremonies blessing animals on his feast day of 4 October
  • In 1219, he went to Egypt in an attempt to convert the Sultan to put an end to the conflict of the Crusades
  • By this point, the Franciscan Order had grown to such an extent that its primitive organizational structure was no longer sufficient
  • He returned to Italy to organize the Order
  • Once his community was authorized by the Pope, he withdrew increasingly from external affairs
  • Francis is also known for his love of the Eucharist

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