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Francis of Assisi, St

(Circa 1181–1226), Italian monk, founder of the Franciscan order; born Giovanni di Bernardone. He founded the Franciscan order in 1209 and drew up its original rule (based on complete poverty). He is revered for his generosity, simple faith, humility, and love of nature. Feast day, 4 October.

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