Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi
noun
(Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)
Derivationally related forms: ↑Franciscan (for: ↑St. Francis)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑saint

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Saint (Giovanni Francesco Bernardone), 1182?-1226, Italian friar: founder of the Franciscan order.

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  • Francis of Assisi — (c. 1181–1226)    Saint, Mystic, Poet and Order Founder.    Francis was the son of a wealthy cloth merchant of Assisi, Italy. After a period in his father’s business and as a soldier, he turned away from his old life. In obedience to an inner… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Francis of Assisi — Francis of As|si|si, St (1182 1226) an Italian Christian leader who started the Franciscan ↑order (=a group of religious men who live and pray together) . He is famous for his love of nature, and is often shown in pictures surrounded by birds and …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • FRANCIS OF ASSISI — (1181? 1226)    founder of the Franciscan Order and son of a wealthy textile merchant. In 1202, while taking part in a feud in a nearby city, he was imprisoned for over a year. This experience led him to reflect on life and make a PILGRIMAGE to… …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Francis of Assisi — biographical name Saint 1181(or 1182) 1226 Francesco di Pietro di Bernardone Italian friar; founder of Franciscan order …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Francis of Assisi — Saint (Giovanni Francesco Bernardone), 1182? 1226, Italian friar: founder of the Franciscan order. * * * …   Universalium

  • Francis of Assisi, St. —   (1182–1226) Born Giovanni Francesco Bernardone; founder of Franciscan order of monks …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Francis of Assisi — Fran′cis of Assi′si n. big Saint (Giovanni Francesco Bernardone),1182?–1226, Italian friar: founder of the Franciscan order …   From formal English to slang

  • Francis of Assisi, Saint — • Long article on St. Francis, founder, mystic, perhaps the most beloved Catholic saint of all Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia


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