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Saint Francis of Assisi was an Italian Roman Catholic friar, deacon, and preacher. He founded the men’s Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history. In 1219, he went to Egypt in an attempt to convert the Sultan to put an end to the conflict of the Crusades. Francis is also known for his love of the Eucharist. In 1223, Francis arranged for the first Christmas live nativity scene. According to Christian tradition, in 1224 he received the stigmata during the apparition of Seraphic angels in a religious ecstasy making him the first recorded person in Christian history to bear the wounds of Christ’s Passion.
Feast Day: October 4th
Patron : Animals, environment, Italy
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