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.
Together with Saint Francis we praise You, Father, with all your creatures who have come forth from your powerful hands. They are yours and are filled with your presence and your tenderness.Pope Francis
Patron Saint of …
St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals, the environment, merchants, stowaways, Cub Scouts, and makers of tapestries.
Daily Mass Readings for the Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi, Religious
In addition to the suggested readings below, the readings may also be taken from the weekday readings or the Common of Holy Men and Women.
- First Reading – Galatians 6:14-18: “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 16: “You are my inheritance, O Lord.”
- Gospel – Matthew 11:25-30: “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to little ones.”
Quotes and Social Media Graphics
We can patiently accept not being good. What we cannot bear is not being considered good, not appearing goodSt. Francis of Assisi
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.St. Francis of Assisi
Let us follow the example of St. Francis of Assisi and take care of our common Home.Pope Francis
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.St. Francis of Assisi
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.