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 animals.
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Francis of Assisi — Saint (born Giovanni di Bernardone) (1181? 1226); It. friar: founder of the Franciscan Order: his day is Oct. 4 … English World dictionary
Francis of Assisi — For the opera by Olivier Messiaen see Saint François d Assise. Infobox Saint name=Saint Francis of Assisi birth date=1181/1182 death date=October 3, 1226 feast day=September 17 October 4 venerated in=Roman Catholic Church imagesize=200px caption … Wikipedia
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 — noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181 1226) • Syn: ↑Saint Francis of Assisi, ↑St. Francis of Assisi, ↑Saint Francis, ↑St. Francis, ↑Giovanni di Bernardone • … Useful english dictionary
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, St. — … Useful english dictionary