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Saint Agnes of Assisi

Saint Agnes of Assisi

Agnes was the sister of Saint Clare (of the Poor Clare Nuns). She was also Saint Clare’s first follower. Agnes was born in 1197 in Assisi, Italy. When Clare left home, Agnes followed her against her parents’ wishes. They found Agnes and tried to bring her home, but Agnes resisted. Her entire body became so […]

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Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi

Born: 1181 in Assisi — Italy — Died: 1226 Canonized: 1228 — Feast Day: October 4 Patron Saint of: animals, ecologists, merchants  Francis was born of a wealthy family. At the age of 20, he left his family and forfeited his wealth for a life of poverty serving God. He was known as “The Little […]

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