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Saint Francis of Assisi

1181-1226

The emblems of St. Francis of Assisi are the wolf and the lamb.




St. Francis of Assisi Quotations

Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self. -- St. Francis of Assisi

For it is in giving that we receive. -- St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.. --St. Francis of Assisi   

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty: permit the distinctive sign of our order to be that it does not possess anything of its own beneath the sun, for the glory of your name, and that it have no other patrimony than begging. -- St. Francis of Assisi

I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.-- St. Francis of Assisi

If a superior give any order to one who is under him which is against that man's conscience, although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed. -- St. Francis of Assisi

If God can work through me, he can work through anyone. --St. Francis of Assisi

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. -- St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love. --St. Francis of Assisi




  

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