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Patron saint of seafarers. Founder of the Franciscan Minim Friars, Born at Paola in Calabria, in 1416, St Francis lived at a friary for a year when he was 13. He made a pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi, and then became a hermit living in a cave overlooking the sea. When he was 20, he was joined by two companions. The neighbours built them a chapel and cells to live in. Later others came. The Friars were called the Minims and were approved by the Pope in 1474. There was usually only one priest…

Francis of Paola - Wikipedia Patron Saint of Calabria. Miracle worker whose compassion for living beings lead him to veganism, raising dead animals to life & protecting the oppressed

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Francis of Assisi; founder of Order of Friars Minor, Order of St. Claire and the Third Order of St. popularized the poor Franciscan habit. Francis of Assisi!

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A Franciscan monk wades in the water after the final Mass.

Pope Francis to bishops: Get out of your churches

Pope Francis told a gathering of Catholic bishops in the Cathedral of this Brazilian city to get out of their cathedrals and spread the gospel and serve those most in need.

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Saint of the Day – April 24 – St Fidelis of Sigmaringen Priest and Martyr 1577-1622 #pinterest If a poor man needed some clothing, Fidelis would often give the man the clothes right off his back. Complete generosity to others characterized ..........| Awestruck.tv

Saint of the Day – April 24 – St Fidelis of Sigmaringen Priest and Martyr If a poor man needed some clothing, Fidelis would often give the man the clothes right off his back. Complete generosity to others characterized .

Franciscan "Poor Clare" nuns (cloistered) Founded by St.Francis & St Clare of Assisi, Italy in 1212 AD  www.gothicgarments.com

Franciscan "Poor Clare" nuns (cloistered) Founded by St Francis & St Clare of Assisi, Italy in 1212 AD

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