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The Life and Legends of Saint Francis Of Assisi comes complete with a Touch-or-Click Table of Contents, divided by each section.The Life and Legends of Saint Francis Of Assisi provides a wonderful and comprehensive biography of Saint Francis Of Assisi.Saint Francis of Assisi was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men's Franciscan Order, the womens Order of St. Clare, and the lay Third Order of Saint Francis. St. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history.Francis was the son of a wealthy cloth merchant in Assisi, and he lived the high-spirited life typical of a wealthy young man, even fighting as a soldier for Assisi. While going off to war in 1204, Francis had a vision that directed him back to Assisi, where he lost his taste for his worldly life. On a pilgrimage to Rome, he begged with the beggars at St. Peter's.The experience moved him to live in poverty. Francis returned home, began preaching on the streets, and soon amassed a following. His order was endorsed by Pope Innocent III in 1210. He then founded the Order of Poor Clares, which was an enclosed order for women, as well as the Third Order of others and Sisters of Penance. In 1219, he went to Egypt in an attempt to convert the Sultan. By this point, the Franciscan Order had grown to such an extent that its primitive organizational structure was no longer sufficient. He returned to Italy to organize the order. Once his organization was endorsed by the Pope, he withdrew increasingly from external affairs. He died in 1226 while preaching Psalm 141.You can buy other wonderful religious books from Wyatt North Publishing! Enjoy.

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