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St. Francis Procession

St. Francis Procession

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, their patron saint, the St Francis Catholic Church in Belmont had a procession through the streets of Belmont, to crown a week of activities celebrating their patron saint, St Francis. This parish community has had to be without their church […]

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Friars Minor The First General Chapter

Friars Minor The First General Chapter

The first general chapter of the Friars Minor was held in May, 1217, at Porziuncola, the order being divided into provinces, and an apportionment made of the Christian world into so many Franciscan missions. Tuscany, Lombardy, Provence, Spain, and Germany were assigned to five of Francis’s principal […]

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Francis’ Journey Continues

In the autumn of the same year (1212) Francis’s burning desire for the conversion of the Saracens led him to embark for Syria, but having been shipwrecked on the coast of Slavonia, he had to return to Ancona. The following spring he devoted himself to evangelizing Central […]

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Francis Responds To The Gospel

On a certain morning in 1208, probably 24 February, Francis was hearing Mass in the chapel of St. Mary of the Angels, near which he had then built himself a hut; the Gospel of the day told how the disciples of Christ were to possess neither gold […]

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The Conversion Of Francis

When about twenty, Francis went out with the townsmen to fight the Perugians in one of the petty skirmishes so frequent at that time between the rival cities. The Assisians were defeated on this occasion, and Francis, being among those taken prisoners, was held captive for more […]

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Francis Of Assisi

Francis Of Assisi

Founder of the Franciscan Order, born at Assisi in Umbria, in 1181 or 1182 — the exact year is uncertain; died there, 3 October, 1226. His father, Pietro Bernardone, was a wealthy Assisian cloth merchant. Of his mother, Pica, little is known, but she is said to […]

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