The name Saint Francis of Assisi Makes Most People
Think of a cute lawn figure that's surrounded by birds or of
a man who had a great love for animals, nature, and poetry.
St. Francis had an unswerving desire to imitate Our Crucified
Francis Bernadone Known as Francis Of Assisi was born
in Assisi in 1182 to Pietro and Picca Bernadone. Pietro was
a cloth merchant and probably one of the richest men in
Assisi. He was more in wealth as the young Francis had
demonstrated keen business skills. Francis, however, was
not like his greedy father. Rich, he was always quick to share
his good fortune with his friends and even with the poor.
Known as the king of youth, for his joyful nature and
popularity, his primary wish was to be a knight. In 1205, an
opportunity arose to fight for Pope Innocent III. Francis
grabbed at the opportunity, but thirty miles into the excursion
he fell ill.
As he recovered , he heard the voice of God asking
him "Francis who can do more for you the lord or the
servant?" Francis answered, the lord, Then God replied:"
Then why do you leave the lord for the servant, a rich lord for
a poor man?". And then Francis asked, Lord, what would you
have me do? God said, Return home and you will be told
what to do. From then on, Francis began to serve the King of
kings and to be a holy knight.
Francis was a totally Different man. His love grew greatly
for the poor, and Francis himself began a life of poverty. In
1206, while on a wild journey, Francis met a leper , but
overcoming his lower nature, he reached out and
approached the man. Afterwards, he explained , what had...