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Saint Francis of Assisi

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  • Description / Title of the Saint : Founder of the Franciscan order

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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi: October 4
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Founder of the Franciscan order
  • Date of Birth: Saint Francis of Assisi was born 1182
  • Date of Death: Saint Francis of Assisi died October 4, 1226

The Story and History of Saint Francis of Assisi
The story and history of Saint Francis of Assisi. Saint Francis, the son of a merchant of Assisi, was born in that city in 1182.

Chosen by God to be a living manifestation to the world of Christ's poor and suffering life on earth, he was early inspired with a high esteem and burning love of poverty and humiliation. The thought of the Man of Sorrows, Who had not where to lay His head, filled him with holy envy of the poor, and constrained him to renounce the wealth and worldly station which he abhorred. The scorn and hard usage which he met with from his father and townsmen when he appeared among them in the garb of poverty were delightful to him. "Now," he exclaimed, "I can say truly, 'Our Father Who art in heaven.'" But divine love burned in him too mightily not to kindle like desires in other hearts. Many joined themselves to him, and were constituted by Pope Innocent III. into a religious Order, which spread rapidly throughout Christendom. St. Francis, after visiting the East in the vain quest of martyrdom, spent his life like his Divine Master - now in preaching to the multitudes, now amid desert solitudes in fasting and contemplation. During one of these retreats he received on his hands, feet, and side the print of the five bleeding wounds of Jesus. With the cry, "Welcome, sister Death," he passed to the glory of his God October 4, 1226.

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Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi
The Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi is October 4. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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