What makes St Francis Special?
Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in Roman Catholic history. He founded the Franciscan orders, including the Poor Clares and the lay Third Order. He and St. Catherine of Siena are the patron saints of Italy, and he is also the patron saint of ecology and of animals.
What miracles did St Francis perform?
Miracles for People
Once he washed a leper and prayed for a tormenting demon to leave his soul. As the man healed, he felt remorse and reconciled with God. Another time, three robbers stole food and drink from Francis’ community. He prayed for them and sent a friar to give them bread and wine.
What is the most important lesson you have learned from St Francis Why?
St. Francis reminds us that there is no sanctity without suffering. When we are faced with trials and painful experiences, we should embrace them joyfully as St. Francis did, uniting them to the sufferings of Christ.