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Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi’s feast day is October 4. Giovanni Francesco Bernardone was born in 1181 or 1182 and died October 3, 1226. He founded the Order of Friars Minor, commonly known as the Franciscans. He is the patron saint of animals and the environment, and Italy. Churches often hold services with animals near to… Continue Reading

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Br Colin Wilfred RIP

Br Colin Wilfred RIP

Brother Colin Wilfred SSF died August 2nd, in Canterbury, England. He had been suffering for some time of pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive lung disease. Brother Colin was in his early 70s. Brother Colin was a member of the Society of St Francis, the Anglican Franciscans. [UK site; NZ site] Br Colin will be well known… Continue Reading

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Maximilian Kolbe

Maximilian Kolbe

In 1998 statues of ten modern martyrs were unveiled on the West of the (Anglican) Westminster Abbey. Maximilian Kolbe, whose feast day is today (August 14), is one of them. He grew up in Poland at the end of the nineteenth century. He decided to become a Franciscan. Fr. Kolbe set up what he called… Continue Reading

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Saint Francis

Saint Francis

Saint Francis of Assisi’s feast day is October 4. Giovanni Francesco Bernardone was born in 1181 or 1182 and died October 3, 1226. He founded the Order of Friars Minor, commonly known as the Franciscans. He is the patron saint of animals and the environment, and Italy. Churches often hold services with animals near to… Continue Reading

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