October 4 – Saint Francis of Assisi

Francis was born in the 12th century in Italy. He was from a family of businessmen and enjoyed parties and having a good time. He was handsome and rich, but after a few adventures he began to reflect and came to the conclusion that he was living with a great emptiness. Francis decided to leave everything behind, and against the will of his father, left his home and with a group of friends started to live a simple life of poverty and contact with God and nature. His followers are now known as the Franciscans, and are all over the world.

What would you have to leave behind in order to live out your vocation? Are you willing to?


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