st. francis of assisi

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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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