Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d'Assisi), born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, informally named as Francesco (1181/1182 – 3 October 1226), was an Italian Roman Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history. Pope Gregory IX canonised Francis on 16 July 1228. Along with Saint Catherine of Siena, he was designated Patron saint of Italy. He later became associated with patronage of animals and the natural environment, and it became customary for Catholic and Anglican churches to hold ceremonies blessing animals on his feast day of October 4. In 1219, he went to Egypt in an attempt to convert the Sultan to put an end to the conflict of the Crusades. By this point, the Franciscan O... More

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If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
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Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
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I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
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Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
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Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
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It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.
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Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
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If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
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While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.