Francis of Assisi, Saint


Francis of Assisi, Saint
Francis of Assisi, Saint
Long article on St. Francis, founder, mystic, perhaps the most beloved Catholic saint of all

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  • Francis of Assisi, Saint — orig. Francesco di Pietro di Bernardone born 1181/82, Assisi, duchy of Spoleto died Oct. 3, 1226, Assisi; canonized July 16, 1228; feast day October 4 Italian saint and founder of the Franciscan religious order. Born into a wealthy family, he was …   Universalium

  • Francis of Assisi, Saint — (1181–1226)    Francis was born at Assisi in Umbria in 1181 or 1182. His father, Piero Bernardone, was a prosperous cloth merchant who had plans for Francis to follow him in his trade, or perhaps become a knight. In 1201 he was taken hostage for… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Francis of Assisi,Saint — Francis of As·si·si (ə sēʹzē, sē, ə sĭsʹē), Saint. 1182? 1226. Italian Roman Catholic friar who founded the Franciscan order (1209) and inspired followers with his devotion, simple living, and love of nature. He was canonized in 1228. * * * …   Universalium

  • Francis of Paola, Saint — ▪ Italian friar Italian  San Francesco De Paola   born March 27, 1416, Paola, Kingdom of Naples died April 2, 1507, Plessis les Tours, Fr.; canonized 1519; feast day April 2       founder of the Minim Friars, a severely ascetic Roman Catholic… …   Universalium

  • Francis of Assisi — Saint (born Giovanni di Bernardone) (1181? 1226); It. friar: founder of the Franciscan Order: his day is Oct. 4 …   English World dictionary

  • Francis of Assisi — For the opera by Olivier Messiaen see Saint François d Assise. Infobox Saint name=Saint Francis of Assisi birth date=1181/1182 death date=October 3, 1226 feast day=September 17 October 4 venerated in=Roman Catholic Church imagesize=200px caption …   Wikipedia

  • Francis of Assisi — noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181 1226) • Syn: ↑Saint Francis of Assisi, ↑St. Francis of Assisi, ↑Saint Francis, ↑St. Francis, ↑Giovanni di Bernardone • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saint Francis of Assisi — noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181 1226) • Syn: ↑Francis of Assisi, ↑St. Francis of Assisi, ↑Saint Francis, ↑St. Francis, ↑Giovanni di Bernardone • Derivat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saint Francis of Assisi school — is a Catholic school located in northeast Baltimore, Maryland that defines itself as “not just a school but a way of life.” The school enrolls students in grades K 8 and supports an affiliated preschool program for children ages 2 to 4. Saint… …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Francis of Assisi College System — (SFACS) is a system of private, Catholic oriented but non sectarian Philippine educational institutions, offering complete education from pre school up to the graduate or masteral level of education. The main campus is situated in Las Piñas City …   Wikipedia


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