St. Francis of Assisi is patron saint of Italy

The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi is celebrated on October 4.

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi was the founder of the Franciscan Order of the Roman Catholic church.

Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone was born in 1181 or 1182 in what is now Assisi, Italy. At the time of his birth, it was the Duchy of Spoleto in the Holy Roman Empire.

St. Francis created the first Christmas nativity scene in Greccio, Italy in 1223.

He is famous for receiving the stigmata in 1224.

St. Francis of Assisi is a Patron Saint

St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of Italy along with Catherine of Siena.

He is also the patron saint of animals and the environment. His feast is a popular day for blessing pets.

St. Francis died in Assisi, Umbria, in the Papal States on October 3, 1226.

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

The Feast commemorates the life of St. Francis. It is celebrated in both the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.


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