About St. Francis of Assisi
Feast Day: October 4
St. Francis of Assisi was a 13th century Italian. He was the son of a wealthy merchant, but he gave away his possessions and started the religious order known as the Franciscans.
He is the patron saint of animals, the environment, merchants, stowaways Cub Scouts, and makers of tapestries.
It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.
Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Learn about the Prayer of St. Francis (Peace Prayer), and get a social media version or a printable copy.
Learn about our Holy Father’s connection to this saint and why he took Francis as his name when he was elected pope.