The birthplace of Saint Francis — Assisi, Italy — is now working to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 40% by 2030, the city's mayor Stefania Proietti has revealed
A tradition of blessing local animals continued with ceremonies last week at two area churches. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, which bears the name of the patron saint of animals and the environment, welcomed students and their families to bring their pets for blessing, along with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s mounted and K-9 […]
Here is a document created by Lyn Rooney from St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a booklet containing 21 art works that portray Salvation History through direct quotations from Scripture and the Catechism,...Show More Summary
english-idylls: Saint Francis Of Assisi Preaching To The Birds by Giotto.
Dogs, cats, bunnies, birds, hamsters, horses and fish received a blessing from priests at a Yorba Linda school during an annual ritual Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 4. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, which bears the name of the patron saint of animals and the environment, welcomed the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s mounted and K-9 units, […]
A long discussed, previously quashed plan to close down a block of Vallejo Street in North Beach in front of the Church of St. Francis from Assisi to create a "Poets Plaza" is dead once again. [ more › ]
40 Catholic institutions around the world are set to announce they have joined the fossil fuel divestment movement in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. 40 Catholic Institutions Commit To Fossil Fuel Divestment Strategy was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
To mark the anniversary of the death of Saint Francis of Assisi, over 40 Catholic institutions have announced their imminent divestment from fossil fuels, the largest move of its kind by a faith-based organization. The announcement's timing with Saint Francis's feast day, October 4, seems fitting for a Catholic Church guided by Pope Francis. Show More Summary
here is "Rescue" the song I sang to Erika Amato 's Buddy the dog. Imagine if we loved humans as much as we love our animals or as much as our animals love us. I still miss Steinbeck, Thurber and Howard, our three rescue cats. It's amazing experience to rescue a life. Show More Summary
Francis of Assisi has been cited by some Christians, including the pope, as a precursor to modern-day ecologists.
Today, approximately 40 Catholic institutions reportedly will announce that they will divest from fossil fuels. The mass fossil fuel divestment campaign is timed with the anniversary of the death of St. Francis of Assisi, the Catholic Church's patron saint of the environment and animals.
(University of Southern Denmark) Scientists confirm that the age and content of an old sack is in accordance with a medieval myth about Saint Francis of Assisi.
For more than 700 years the Friary of Folloni near Montella in Italy has protected and guarded some small fragments of textile.
Many people who know little about St. Francis of Assisi think his biggest miracle was getting his statue in more yards than any other saint. That’s probably true due to his purported love of animals, especially birds, but it’s not exactly a miracle that would qualify for sainthood – otherwise, there would be a St.... Read more »
St. Francis of Assisi is the Pope’s symbol. Yours is President Jackson. The first time I saw the painting of Andrew Jackson beside your desk in the White House, it felt like getting a punch in the stomach. I also assumed that it had been there before you took office. Show More Summary
Aside from Peter, who supposedly guards the gates of heaven and is a pivotal figure in any number of jokes, the only saint who’s ever remotely interested me is Francis of Assisi, who was friends with the animals. I recall pictures of...Show More Summary
Assisi is a quaint little town north of Rome in Italy, nestled in the gently rolling Umbrian hills. St. Francis, one of Italy’s patron saints, was born there. There are 13th century frescoes, palaces to explore, churches, and don’t forget all the deliciousness that is Italian food. Show More Summary
Years ago in Austria, I found a small rare book, called on its cover Franz von Assisi, and on its title page Legenden vom Heiligen Franz. The pocket-sized book, only 106 pages, contains selections from The Little Flowers of Saint Francis, translated by Karl Toth and illustrated by Maximilian Liebenwein. Show More Summary
Long before St Francis of Assisi was canonized in 1228, the city of Bologna kept the day which is now his feast on the general calendar, October 4, as the feast of St Petronius. He was born in the later part of the 4th century into a noble Roman family, and his father had held important offices in the imperial government. Show More Summary
To be human and holy by following "the footsteps of our Lord Jesus Christ," otherwise characterized as "Christocentric," is the most significant theme in Franciscan tradition. The Order of Friars Minor (OFM) was founded in the early 13th century by young wealthy sinner turned destitute saint, Francis of Assisi. Show More Summary