Francis of Assisi

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Francis of As·si·si

 (ə-sē′zē, -sē, ə-sĭs′ē), 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.

Francis of Assisi

(Biography) Saint original name Giovanni di Bernardone. ?1181–1226, Italian monk; founder of the Franciscan order of friars. He is remembered for his humility and love for all creation and was the first person to exhibit stigmata (1224). Feast day: Oct 4

Fran′cis of Assi′si

Saint (Giovanni Francesco Bernardone),1182?–1226, Italian friar: founder of the Franciscan order.
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Noun1.Francis of Assisi - (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)Francis of Assisi - (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)
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Francis of Assisi in a new dransmigration produced, und he laughed und said he hal never preach to der fishes.
In Catholic tradition the communion of saints includes superstars like Mary, Francis of Assisi, and Catherine of Siena.
IN THE STEPS OF JESUS: Youngsters from St Francis of Assisi Church, Radford, with John Horsler as Jesus.
Francis of Assisi Church on Tuesday, the same day the search began there.
Francis of Assisi was praying in ecstasy on Mount Alverno, he received the five wounds of Our Lord.
Year Four children at St Francis of Assisi primary in Ingleby Barwick will put their knowledge to the test when they have a go at producing one of their own.
He was the star performer in yet another record-breaking year for The Academy of St Francis of Assisi.
Francis of Assisi, a strong advocate of caring for the earth.
Francis of Assisi, who died in 1226, the popularity of this custom seems to have surged only in recent decades.
Francis of Assisi beckoned the local villagers of Greccio, Italy, to bring their animals and re-enact the Nativity.
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Anthony of Padua, who is said to have preached to the fish under the inspiration of his friend, Francis of Assisi.