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St. Francis of Assisi


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  • n. (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)


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  • It is a slap in the face of the martyr-Crusaders and such as St. Francis of Assisi who sought to bring salvation to the Sultan.


  • Notable exceptions to this pattern were mystics such as St. Francis of Assisi, Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich who wrote and taught prolifically about their own and humanity's relationship with nature.


  • [This, along with other stories used in Paton's book, is from The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi, which is available online here.

    Dewey's Treehouse

  • Dick sought counsel with Father Quinn, the senior priest at St. Francis of Assisi, and Quinn led Dick from the labyrinth.

    Amaryllis in Blueberry

  • Against this backdrop, he called his contemporary Gandhi -- and other figures such as Jesus, Moses, St. Francis of Assisi, and Buddha -- "spiritual geniuses."

    Krista Tippett: Religion and Science: Finding Their Kindred Spirits

  • Rev. Brian Jordan from the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, who served as a chaplain at Ground Zero, said, "Islam did not bring down those towers it was fanaticism."

    Mosque Near Ground Zero Gets OK

  • Built in the early 13th century by hermits who followed St. Francis of Assisi, Fonte delle Foglie

    Under Another Tuscan Sun

  • At Tolstoy's request, she also translated a biography of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier into Russian.

    'Sophia Tolstoy'

  • Recreation is about feeling our deep connection with the rest of creation and understanding our kinship with our fellow animals and plants under Sister Moon and Brother Sun, as St. Francis of Assisi taught us.

    Paul Raushenbush: 5 Suggestions for Re-Creation This Summer

  • This weekend, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, many churches -- Catholic and otherwise -- are holding a "blessing of the animals."

    RELIGION Blog |


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