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Written by: Rev. Br. Mark D'Alessio, Franciscan Friar | Posted on: | Category:

St. Francis of Assisi

On October 4th, Franciscans commemorate the Feast Day of Francis of Assisi (b. 1181 - d. 1226) • Who was St. Francis?

Well, there’s as much art as science to the telling of his story. There are the historical facts, written by Francis himself and those living in his own time, which can cut through the later myths and myopia of legend. There are also those myths and “documented” ...

Written by: Rt. Rev. Br. Mark Gregory D’Alessio | Posted on: | Category:

Arch Angel Michael

September 29th is the Feast Day of St. Michael the Archangel and Franciscans worldwide are reminded of the passionate devotion St. Francis had to this heavenly protector of humankind.

The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition describes it this way: "Like many medieval Christians, Francis was deeply aware how our journey of faith was a perilous one, with temptations that threatened ...

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