A-Z: General definitions: St Francis


Lived approximately 1181-1226; known as Francis of Assisi (in Italy) where he was born and lived.He founded the Franciscan order of friars. In 1208 he was challenged by Christ's words to 'Leave all' (Matthew 10:7-19) and embarked upon a life of poverty. He was soon joined by others for whom he devised a simple Rule. The order grew rapidly reaching England in 1224.

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