Saints of the Week

In newspapers and bulletins
around the country

Saint Francis of Assisi

Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.

    Facts about St. Francis of Assisi

  • 12th-century rich young man who willingly became a poor beggar
  • Had a vision of Jesus on the cross telling him to "rebuild my Church"
  • Lived the gospel radically and is one of the most popular saints ever