Sheep grazing in a wheat field, framed by a lake on the horizon as the sun gracefully sets.

Franciscan Wisdom

St. Francis of Assisi was born in the Umbria region of modern-day Italy. After his conversion St. Francis devoted himself to a life of poverty and service to others. He founded the Franciscan order in the early 1200s. He was canonized by the Catholic Church in 1228 and is known as the patron saint of animals. Fill your next week with these St. Francis of Assisi quotes and quotes from other noteworthy Franciscans!

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