S: St. Francis of Assisi
BC: Peace Prayer
FC: St.Francis of Assisi | Saint Project by Katrin Hildum Grade 7
1: St Francis was born between 1181 and 1182
2: Fanciness father was a wealthy cloth merchant
3: Francis went off to fight the Perugians where he was captured and kept in prison for a year. While in prison he became ill and had a dream that God spoke to him. Francis under stood the dream to mean he would become a prince. | Later,he realized this was not what it meant. Another dream converted him to Christianity. One day while Francis was praying at a run down church, he heard God talking to him. God said "Go, Francis, and repair my house, which as you see is falling to ruins." Francis took this literally and repaired the church where he had been praying. Later he realize God had meant bring people back to the faith. Francis began to live a life of poverty and went around preaching.
4: His symbols are wolves, birds,Italy and dogs.One of the stories related to St.Francis is when a wolf was terrorizing the towns people. He stopped the wolf by looking it in the eyes and telling it to stop terrorizing the towns people and they may even give it food. He also made a pact with the towns dogs so they would stop attacking and tormenting the wolf.
5: Pope Gregory IX canonized Francis after many miracles happened at the tomb.