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Summary

Francis of Assisi was a famous Saint from Italy, who lived between 1182 AC and October 3, 1226.

Biography

Saint Francis of Assisi (San Francesco d'it. Assisi) actually Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone (born in Assisi, Umbria, Italy, died outside of Assisi), Italian founder declared a saint in 1228 .

He is known as the founder of the Franciscan order (Ordo Fratrum Minorum, OFM). His reputation is beyond this two-fold: partly he is remembered as the ecstatic mystic, who was the first known saint who received the stigmata; partly remembered him as the poor and sick friend, and as an advocate for a consistent poverty ideal for its order.

His own writings are modest, consisting mainly of regulations for religious life. The most famous text is Solsangen Canticum fratris solo that he wrote in the convent garden in San Damiano in 1224, and this is considered the first significant poem in Italian. The poem was later changed to a hymn, in the Norwegian version called Thank you, good God, for everything that exists.

His feast day is celebrated on the 4th October and is marked with a semi-cross prime stake.

Our collection contains 18 quotes who is written / told by Francis.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Rumi, Dogen, Alfonso X

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_of_Assisi

Famous quotes by Francis of Assisi (18)


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"While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart"
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"Where there is injury let me sow pardon"
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"Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance"
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"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible"
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"Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words"
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"No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves"
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"Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love"
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"Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love"
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"It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look"
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"It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching"
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"It is in pardoning that we are pardoned"
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"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men"
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"If God can work through me, he can work through anyone"
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"If a superior give any order to one who is under him which is against that man's conscience, although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed"
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"I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone"
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"Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty: permit the distinctive sign of our order to be that it does not possess anything of its own beneath the sun, for the glory of your name, and that it have no other patrimony than begging"
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"For it is in giving that we receive"
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"Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self"


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