The Catholic Spirituality Collection (12 vols.) combines the greatest works in Christian mystical theology providing you with a guided tour through the inner sanctum of the soul. The great Christian ascetics are often referred to as the “scientists of prayer” because of their innate … more
Saint Francis of Assisi (born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone; 1181/1182 – October 3, 1226) was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men’s Franciscan Order, the women’s 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.