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Francis of Assisi

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Saint (Giovanni Francesco Bernardone) 1182?–1226, Italian friar: founder of the Franciscan order.
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Francis of Assisi

noun
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Saint original name Giovanni di Bernardone. ?1181–1226, Italian monk; founder of the Franciscan order of friars. He is remembered for his humility and love for all creation and was the first person to exhibit stigmata (1224). Feast day: Oct 4
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Francis of Assisi [(uh-see-zee, uh-sis-ee)]

A saint of the Roman Catholic Church who lived in Italy in the thirteenth century and is known for his simplicity, devotion to poverty, and love of nature. (See Franciscans.)

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