Saint of the Day: Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi, The Man of Poverty Francis Bernardone was born in Assisi, Italy. The son of a prosperous cloth merchant. Saint Francis of Assisi was a poor little man who astounded and inspired the Church by taking the gospel literally—not in a narrow fundamentalist sense, but by actually following all that Jesus said… Continue reading Saint of the Day: Saint Francis of Assisi

The Blessing of the Animals – What would St. Francis say about how we treat animals today?

October 4 is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, and a popular celebration is the blessing of the animals. On this day, people bring household pets to their parish church for a blessing ceremony. At the same time, animals around the world are being slaughtered for food products and other uses, often in… Continue reading The Blessing of the Animals – What would St. Francis say about how we treat animals today?