Francis of Assisi
b. 1182 – d. October 3, 1226 • Religious group founder
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Francis of Assisi, St
Francis of Assisi, St (1181/2–1226), founder of the *Franciscan Order. The son of Pietro Bernardone, a rich cloth merchant of Assisi, and his wife, Pica, Francis assisted his father in his business until he reached the age of 20. Gallant, high-spirited, and generous, he lived as a youth the life usual
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Francis of Assisi
Francis of Assisi(1182–1226). The founder of the Franciscan order, St. Francis was born at Assisi, in central Italy, in 1182. He was baptized Giovanni. His father, Pietro Bernardone, was a wealthy cloth merchant.Francis had little education. He spent much of his youth seeking fun in parties with friends.
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Francis of Assisi
Francis of Assisi (ca. 1182–1226). Founder of the Franciscan order, poet, and missionary. He never wrote systematic theology. Nevertheless, he is very important for this theology for four reasons: 1. Theologians such as Duns ⇒Scotus, ⇒Bonaventure, and ⇒Antony of Padua took him as their spiritual patron.
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Francis of Assisi, St
Francis of Assisi, St. (c. 1181–1226). The wealthy son of a cloth merchant in Assisi, Italy, Francis was led by a vision to become a monk. Beholding beggars in Rome, he exchanged clothes with a man and dedicated his life to ministering to the poor. When his group of followers reached twelve in number,
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Francis of Assisi
Movers and ShakersFrancis of AssisiMystical founder of the Franciscans“Praised be You, my Lord, with all your creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun, who is the day and through whom You give us light.”It is difficult to think clearly about Francis of Assisi. The first thing that comes to mind
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Francis of Assisi
Francis of Assisi (1182–1226). The universally admired founder of the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans). Born Francesco Bernardone, son of a wealthy cloth merchant, he was a popular, high-spirited youth, inspired by chivalric ideals. In his early twenties he experienced a gradual but profound religious
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
FRANCIS AND THE FRANCISCAN TRADITIONThe founder of the Order of Friars Minor (the Franciscans), Francis of Assisi (1182–1226), is one of the most admired figures of Christendom. Reared in an atmosphere of luxury, parties and polite society, during his youth he dreamed of a career of military glory,
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Francis of Assisi
Francis of Assisi (1182–1226)Catholic preacher and mystic who began monastic communities for men and women devoted to poverty and service to the poorFrancis was born to Pietro Bernadone and Giovanna (di Pica) at Assisi (now northern Italy). Francis worked with his father, a wealthy cloth merchant,