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Saint francis of Assisi
By Annie Lovett and Eliza Hansen
Saint Francis of Assisi
Only child who was extravagant and fun-loving
Renounced possessions for a wandering life of teaching
1209 Franciscan Order of Friars Minor
Most popular of all saints
Founder of one of the most influential monastic orders.
Saint Francis was an only child?
True or False
St Francis was born in 1182 in Assisi, Italy
Father didn't want Francis baptized as a man of God
At 14, he was known as a rebellious teenager
Trip to Rome, experience made him want to live in poverty
Gathered followers preaching
When and where was Saint Francis Born?
Contribution to Society
Prayed in front of San Damiano Jesus spoke to him through the cross in the chapel
Inspired other men to join him in rebuilding
His father didn't approve, local bishop and
Francis courageously took off his clothes and said that only God was his father
They helped the poor and sick
Provided food/water and comforted them
What is the name of the chapel
Canticle of the Sun
Composed toward the close of the year 1225
near the Monastery of San Damiano
St. Francis wrote the Canticle when he was ill
Universe alive with joy
Praising creatures, inviting them to glorify he who made them
Nothing that has been produced before is comparable.
Where was Saint Francis when the Canticle was composed?
Fought against the Perugians in 1202 as a prisoner of war
1205 he returned into wars
Vision of Christ 'Repair my home, which is falling into depsair'.
Rebuilt San Damiano by begging
Became a homeless pilgrim
Preached and gathered followers
Brothers owned no books, Friars Minor
Peter of Cattaneo heard Francis' vows,
community became known as Franciscan Order
Offically approved by Pope Innocent III
What did Jesus say to Francis in his vision?
Cult and Influence
Became more organised and intellectually
Unique force for reform and evangelism
Patron of all animal lovers
1980 named patron saint of ecology.
What is Saint Francis
a patron for?
Later Life and Death
He built the first Christmas crib at Grecchia in 1223, beginning a custom still celebrated across the Christian world
His last years were inflicted with
blindness and intense pain
Died age 45 as Portincula, canonized two years later
Buried at San Giorgio in Assisi
relics were translated to the New Basilica’s specially built by Elias in 1230
His remains now lie in a modest shrine, built in 1931
How many years after his death was St. Francis canonized?
Embraced simplicity and cared for creation
Everything surrounding us is a gift from God
Inspires us to buy less, walk more and radiate
God’s love to others
Slows us down and brings us together with
family and friends as it turns our minds to the birth of Jesus Christ
Preaching and healing
List 2 actions St. Francis did
to inspire us today
- Patron of animals, merchants and ecology
- Feast day October 4th
- Birth 1181, death 1226 age 44
- Founder of the Franciscan Order
- Assisi in Italy
- Full name is Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone
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Saint Francis of Assisi
Eliza Hans | September 14, 2016