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Founder of the Franciscan Order, born at Assisi in Umbria, in 1181. In 1182, Pietro Bernardone returned from a trip to France to find out his wife had given birth to a son. Far from being excited or apologetic because he'd been gone, Pietro was furious because she'd had his new son baptized Giovanni after John the Baptist. The last thing Pietro wanted in his son was a man of God -- he wanted a man of business, a cloth merchant like he was, and ... Continue Reading

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  1. margo
    4 years ago

    St. Francis has always been an inspiration to me, but reading this article stirred profound saintly emotions in my heart and an eagerness to be like him. His transformation is just mind blowing and I strongly believe that is a GRACE from God and in no way can be acquired by human endeavor. May our Good Lord raise up an army of saints like St. Francis in this time of evil and corruption like He did at the time of St. Francis when the church was going corrupt. God out of His immense mercy always interfers when His creation needs His intervention even though Satan is ruling this world for now (just for a little while longer.) According to the scriptures, where there is a lot of sin, there is also a lot of grace. God bless this site and bless all the readers.

  2. Joseph Caristo
    4 years ago

    He is a great saint who personifies in his later years the exact opposite of what we are all striving for. Great monetary riches, prestige, power, good health, and much leisure time are goals we all want now. All are dust in the wind, since they are corruptible and do not last. Only service to God and our brothers and sisters in Christ are everlasting.

  3. Michael Roach
    4 years ago

    What I get from St. Francis' life story leaves me with this thought...that though many of us are without money and wealth, we are never poor. Our Lord has seen fit to speak to His faithful even as we speak to Him, in prayer. And conversely, many supposedly "wealthy" folks are, and some are not, rich in that our vessels are full of His grace. I so much do know that to give to those without gives to those of us with. I pray for prosperity, spiritual prosperity. All else which we need is thereby profoundly and divinely provided. Such was the way of St. Francis of Assisi as I understand this biography...

  4. Rev. Meg Schramm
    4 years ago

    I love the story of St. Francis' early life because it proves that change is possible. Jesus said that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God; St. Francis passed through that eye and entered. It was not easy; he had to give up everything, including the family that raised and loved him, and that is what has to be done especially when one's family is not religious.

  5. Janet
    4 years ago

    That was very good I just wish we knew more about other Saints. I enjoyed reading it.

  6. Gail
    4 years ago

    Today, Oct. 4, is my birthday. I have a lot in common with this saint...lover of animals, patron saint of Colorado, etc....

  7. raju james
    4 years ago

    after several years, to be precise 72 years, I found the treasure I was
    looking for..the story of a sinner turned saint, from riches to rags for
    the love of Christ. Beautiful!
    I will be translating this into Tamil and circulate among my parish community.

    Raju James,
    Chennai, India.

  8. Catholic
    4 years ago

    Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

    Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
    Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
    where there is injury,pardon;
    where there is doubt, faith;
    where there is despair, hope;
    where there is darkness, light;
    and where there is sadness, joy.

    O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
    to be consoled as to console;
    to be understood as to understand;
    to be loved as to love.
    For it is in giving that we receive;
    it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
    and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen

  9. Cesar C.Cas
    4 years ago

    I am inspired by the life of St. Fransis of Asisi. Praise God.

  10. Gillian
    4 years ago

    A very interesting story- one filled with everything we must endure on our Christian pilgrimage. The more things the more they remain the same.
    We give God thanks for calling persons like Francis whose lives are there as a true testimony to God's transforming power.

  11. Janica =]
    4 years ago

    i love the story!! it helps a lot for our project. And it gave me important learnings about how to live our life for happiness and to serve God the fullest. =DD

  12. teddy
    4 years ago

    takes foreva to read....was still good and had alot of info but for doing a bookmark for a patron saint, this is WAY 2 much to read for a 20 min project!!!

  13. Eddy Lie
    4 years ago

    His live was very fantastic...... I like his story very much

  14. Teck Lian
    4 years ago

    I am filled with humility and love reading the life of this great Saint. Thank you Holy Father for Saint Francis.

  15. MARGIE
    4 years ago

    This is a great website to find out about the Saints. I was looking for information on The Feast of the Stigmata of Saint Francis. I was looking to confirm that Saint Francis of Assisi did have the stigmata. I learned something new; thank you! 9/16 was mentioned on another Catholic website as that Feast Day.

  16. cosmo cramer
    4 years ago

    i go to a catholic school in kansas called st francis of assisi i am in 7th grade my real name is really cramer

  17. Dianne
    4 years ago

    I am filled with joy at reading about St Francis-sooo inspirational-I love it-Thanks

  18. HKL
    4 years ago

    this webey sitey isy

    4 years ago

    These is a real inspiration to Eli as the instrument of God.

  20. melonie
    4 years ago

    im so glad he's my saint he is such an inspiration.

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