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St. Francis of Assisi

(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, Saint Francis of Assisi, St. Francis.

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... philosophy; from an ideal of pure love to earthlier defilements. It was perhaps with a desire to aid himself in the struggle against life's temptations that he seems to have become a member of the Tertiary Order of St. Francis of Assisi, for whom he had a passionate admiration. The Tertiaries did not abandon the secular life, but wore the cord of the order, and pledged themselves to lives of sanctity and devotion. Legend says that by his own desire he was buried in the dress of a Franciscan Tertiary. Yet there ...
— Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8 • Charles F. (Charles Francis) Horne

Words linked to "St. Francis of Assisi" :   St. Francis, Church of Rome, Saint Francis, Francis of Assisi, saint, Roman Church, Saint Francis of Assisi, Roman Catholic Church, Western Church, Giovanni di Bernardone, Roman Catholic

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