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Saint Francis   /seɪnt frˈænsəs/   Listen
Saint Francis

(Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226).  Synonyms: Francis of Assisi, Giovanni di Bernardone, Saint Francis of Assisi, St. Francis, St. Francis of Assisi.
A tributary of the Mississippi River that rises in Missouri and flows southeastward through Arkansas.  Synonyms: Saint Francis River, St. Francis, St. Francis River.

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"Saint Francis" Quotes from Famous Books

... when that same despotism must be no joke—and revere them and adore them. But then these two are simple believers, with humble, unsmirched souls. I don't know the priest who was there, but he is rotund and rubicund, he shakes in his fat and seems bursting with joy. Despite the example of Saint Francis of Assisi, who was gay—spoiling him for me—I have difficulty in persuading myself that this abbe is an elevated being. It's all right to say that the best thing for him is to be mediocre; to ask how, if he were otherwise, he would make his flock understand him; and add that if he really ...
— La-bas • J. K. Huysmans

... the field and began to preach to the birds which were on the ground; and suddenly those which were in the trees came to him and as many as there were they all stood quietly until Saint Francis had done preaching; and even then they did not depart until such time as he had given them his blessing; and St. Francis, moving among them, touched them with his cape, but not ...
— Masters of the English Novel - A Study Of Principles And Personalities • Richard Burton

Words linked to "Saint Francis" :   St. Francis of Assisi, ar, mo, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Show Me State, Church of Rome, Arkansas, saint, river, Land of Opportunity, Roman Catholic, Missouri

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