St. Francis of Assisi (c. 1181– Oct. 3, 1226) is the Roman Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals, merchants, and nature and ecology. He abandoned a life of luxury after reportedly hearing the voice of God, who commanded him to rebuild the church and to live in poverty. St. Francis is remembered for his compassion for the vulnerable, especially poor people, sick people, and animals. His love of the Earth and all beings on it reflects our 7th principle of “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”
Please join us as we explore the lessons this amazing man taught the world and how they pertain to us today.