Francis of Assisi Biography

Saint Francis of Assisi was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of St. Clare, and the Third Order of Saint Francis for men and women not able to live the lives of itinerant preachers, followed by the early members of the Order of Friars Minor, or the monastic lives of the Poor Clares. Though he was never ordained to the Catholic priesthood, Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history.

Francis' father was Pietro di Bernardone, a prosperous silk merchant. Francis lived the high-spirited life typical of a wealthy young man, even fighting as a soldier for Assisi. While going off to war in 1204, Francis had a vision that directed him back to Assisi, where he lost his taste for his worldly life. On a pilgrimage to Rome, he joined the poor in begging at St. Peter's Basilica. The experience moved him to live in poverty. Francis returned home, began preaching on the streets, and soon gathered followers. His Order was authorized by Pope Innocent III in 1210. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Francis of Assisi
Full Name:
Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone
Nationality:
Italy
Profession:
Philosopher, Friar, Preacher
Ethnicity:
Italian people
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
September 26, 1181
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
October 3, 1226
Age at Death:
45
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