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- Saint Francis and Animals
St. Francis - Italian mystic and preacher, who
founded the Franciscans. Born in Assisi, Italy, he appears to have
received little formal education, even though his father was a wealthy
merchant. As a young man, Francis led a worldly, carefree life. He
performed charities among the lepers and began working on the
restoration of dilapidated churches. Francis's change of character and
his expenditures for charity angered his father, who legally
disinherited him. Francis then discarded his rich garments for a
bishop's cloak and devoted the next three years to the care of outcasts
and lepers in the woods of Mount Subasio.
St. Francis's Feast Day is October 4.
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