Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. — Winston Churchill

Saint Francis of Assisi

(Giovanni Bernardone)

1182–1226
Civilization: Christian — Assisi
   Field of Renown:  saint — Begger
Era:  Later Middle

Founded the Franciscan order of indigent Friars.

Other Resources


Story Links
Book Links
Little Brothers of the Air  in  Fifty Famous People  by  James Baldwin
Saint Francis of Assisi  in  The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts  by  Abbie Farwell Brown
Little Bedesman of Christ in  A Child's Book of Saints  by  William Canton
The Saintly Friends of Assisi  in  Stories of the Saints  by  Grace Hall
Francis, 1182-1226  in  Saints and Heroes to the End of the Middle Ages  by  George Hodges
Preacher to the Birds  in  The Book of Saints and Heroes  by  Mrs. Lang
Saint Francis of Assisi  in  In God's Garden  by  Amy Steedman


Image Links


Francis of Assisi
 in Fifty Famous People

The Little Bedesman of Christ
 in A Child's Book of Saints

St. Francis of Asissi preaching to the birds
 in Saints and Heroes to the End of the Middle Ages

Saint Francis and his Brotherhood
 in Saints and Heroes to the End of the Middle Ages

St. Francis dreams of the swords
 in The Book of Saints and Heroes

St. Francis brings the wolf to the city
 in The Book of Saints and Heroes

St. Francis preaches to the birds.'
 in The Book of Saints and Heroes

St. Francis of Assisi
 in Church History: The Later Middle Ages

Then the Pope took the little poor brothers under his protection
 in In God's Garden

He chanted the Gospel at the first Christmas mass
 in In God's Garden