Tuesday, October 4, 2016

St. Francis of Assisi - Saint of the Day

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St. Francis of Assisi

The Wounds of Christ St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226), one of the best-known and most loved saints of history, was the son of a wealthy merchant in the Italian town of Assisi. He was a carefree youth who enjoyed parties and extravagance. He was repulsed by lepers and didn’t want to help them as some …