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St Francis Of Assisi Quotes About Death, Animals, Love, Nature, Poverty, Humility, Mercy, & Peace! In the Christian tradition, St. Francis of Assisi is revered as one of the most heroic saints. The Franciscans is titled after him as the founder of the Order of Friars Minor. In approximately 1181 and 1182, in the town of Assisi, St. Francis was born. Francis was educated in Assisi at a school affiliated with the Church of San Giorgio. In addition to mathematics, music, and poetry, he also acquired Latin at this school.

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For his company of friars, Francis created a basic rule, Regula primitiva, in 1209. According to Scripture, we should “follow the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ and walk in his footsteps.” Franciscans lived in the Porziuncola because of this place; they could afford to live as a community of homeless preachers. Francis is perhaps the only person who has attempted to follow Christ’s example and carry on his work in the same way. He has been dubbed a nature enthusiast, a social worker, a proponent of extreme poverty, and a pastor. His last text, the Testament, claimed that members of his order must live a life of poverty.

Francis established the Poor Clares, a women’s religious order, in 1212. Francis made many trips beyond Italy to speak to Muslims and promote his message. He was forced to compose the “First Rule” later to keep his order organized and devoted to its ideals. During the year 1223, Francis had an extraordinary encounter with God in which he was mark the wounds of the crucified Christ and heard an essential word from God. He died in Assisi, Italy, on October 3, 1226.

Best St Francis Of Assisi Quotes

1. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi

2. “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.” – St. Francis of Assisi

3. “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” – St. Francis of Assisi

4. “What do you have to fear? Nothing. Whom do you have to fear? No one. Why? Because whoever has joined forces with God obtains three great privileges: omnipotence without power, intoxication without wine, and life without death.” – St. Francis of Assisi

5. “Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to His beloved is that of overcoming self.” – St. Francis of Assisi

6. “The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.” – St. Francis of Assisi

7. “I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.” – St. Francis of Assisi

8. “Where there is injury let me sow pardon.” – St. Francis of Assisi

9. “Keep a clear eye toward life’s end. Do not forget your purpose and destiny as God’s creature. What you are in His sight is what you are and nothing more. Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take nothing you have received, but only what you have given; a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.” – St. Francis of Assisi

10. “He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” – St. Francis of Assisi

11. “Lord, help me to live this day, quietly, easily. To lean upon Thy great strength, trustfully, restfully. To wait for the unfolding of Thy will, patiently, serenely. To meet others, peacefully, joyously. To face tomorrow, confidently, courageously.” – St. Francis of Assisi

12. “O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.” – St. Francis of Assisi

13. “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand, to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.” – St. Francis of Assisi

14. “God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me a right faith, a sure hope, a perfect charity, sense and knowledge, so that I may carry out your holy command.” – St. Francis of Assisi

15. “My God and My All!” – St. Francis of Assisi

16. “The Lord bless you and keep you.  May He show His face to you and have mercy. May He turn His countenance to you and give you peace.  The Lord bless you!” – St. Francis of Assisi

17. “Heavenly Father, you created all things for your glory and made us stewards of this creature If it is your will, restore it to health and strength. Blessed are you, Lord God, and holy is your name forever and ever. Amen.” – St. Francis of Assisi

18. “Our hands imbibe like roots, so I place them on what is beautiful in this world. And I fold them in prayer, and they draw from the heavens light.” – St. Francis of Assisi

19. “Spiritual joy arises from purity of the heart and perseverance in prayer.” – St. Francis of Assisi
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20. “Be patient in trials, watchful in prayer, and never cease working.” – St. Francis of Assisi

21. “God requires that we assist the animals when they need our help. Each being (human or creature) has the same right of protection.” – St. Francis of Assisi

22. “Ask the beasts and they will teach you the beauty of this earth.” – St. Francis of Assisi

23. “All things of creation are children of the Father and thus brothers of man. God wants us to help animals if they need help. Every creature in distress has the same right to be protected.” – St. Francis of Assisi

24. “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” – St. Francis of Assisi

25. “Holy obedience confounds all bodily and fleshly desires and keeps the body mortified to the obedience of the spirit and to the obedience of one’s brother and makes a man subject to all the men of this world and not to men alone, but also to all beasts and wild animals, so that they may do with him whatsoever they will, in so far as it may be granted to them from above by the Lord.” – St. Francis of Assisi

26. “A cat purring on your lap is more healing than any drug in the world, as the vibrations you are receiving are of pure love and contentment.” – St. Francis of Assisi

27. “You call it a sin, that I love the dog above all else? The dog stayed with me in the storm, the man, not even in the wind.” – St. Francis of Assisi

28. “Be praised, O my Lord by Brother Wind, By air and cloud and every clime To whom Thou givest sustenance unto their kind.” – St. Francis of Assisi

29. “Pleased be you, my Lord, with all your creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun, who is the day and through whom you give us light. And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendours and bears likeness of you, Most High One.” – St. Francis of Assisi

30. “Be Thou praised, my Lord, of our Sister Mother Earth, which sustains and hath us in rule, and produces divers fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.” – St. Francis of Assisi

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