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Learn about the inspiring life of St. Francis and discover how his teachings continue to resonate today. Find resources, stories, and quotes that celebrate the legacy of this beloved saint.
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4th October: St Francis of Assisi

October 4th is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. Here are some facts you may not have known about St. Francis. When he was born, he was given the name Giovanni by his mother. His father, Pietro di Bernardone, a prosperous silk merchant, was a Francophile and took to calling his son Francesco ("the Frenchman") instead. As a young man, he lived an extravagant life - he liked gambling, drinking, partying and women. He became a soldier and went to fight against Perugia and was taken as a…

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