By Sophie Jewett
Relates how the homosexual, courtly younger soldier grew to become a knight of Jesus Christ, vowed devotion to woman Poverty and proved himself the "little brother" to all males or even to the birds and beasts. The son of a filthy rich service provider, Saint Francis of Assisi saved corporation in his formative years with a lawless band of younger nobles who have been bent on having a great time and proposal not anything of the relief of different humans. while disease places an finish to his soldierly pursuits, he turns his again on earthly possessions, a lot to the disgust of his father, and dons a dust-colored gown and ties a rope round his waist. touring barefooted and bareheaded throughout the hills of Italy he starts off his ministry to the outcasts of society: the lepers, the negative, the hungry. He gathers different males to his aspect to proportion in his paintings, together with 3 robbers who suppose the reworking strength of his love. His powers expand over the animal state in addition. He preaches to the birds and he tames the wolf who has been terrorizing the villagers of Gubbio. while he trips eastward with the Crusaders, he ministers to Saracen and Christian alike. twelve months at Christmas he offers a residing nativity scene to his acquaintances, starting a convention that has lasted for hundreds of years. One reviewer writes, "We want this fascinating e-book should be the advent of most kids to this medieval saint." compatible for kids a while eight and up.
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At last his father was obliged to go away on a journey, and Lady Pica, who saw that all her efforts to soften her husband's heart were fruitless, unlocked the door and set her son at liberty. All Piero's fatherly love had turned to bitter hatred. When he came home, he went to the rulers of the city and demanded that Francis should be banished from Assisi. Then Francis appealed for protection to the bishop, to whom he told the whole sad story. He told him of his past life and of the life he now wished to lead; he told him of his father's anger and of his mother's grief.
Wherever the Little Poor Men came they brought help and comfort, and people came to love them and to welcome them, even those who, at first, had mocked at them and thrown stones. For love and joy and helpfulness and gentle words make most of the happiness of life, and all these gifts the Brothers had to give, even when they had not a penny, nor a loaf of bread. " THE BROTHERS who knew Francis best in these years, who shared his joys and sorrows, and even his thoughts, have many stories to tell of his love for flowers and birds and animals.
Chaucer. AS Francis Bernardone grew from a boy to a man, he made friends with a company of gay youths, the sons of the greatest and richest families of Assisi. Their fathers were counts, and dukes, and princes, and the lads were vain of the names they bore, and of the palaces where they lived. It was a lawless company, bent on having a good time, and thinking nothing of the comfort of other people. The pranks of these young nobles were so reckless and, sometimes, so wicked that the good people of Assisi lived in terror of what they might do next.