Saint Francis of Assisi - History and teachings I was wondering of the origin of saint francis and what his role in biblical literature was. Please e-mail me back with any info you may have. If they cannot be imitators of Christ they are treading dangerous grounds. On the other hand, people are attracted to those who obey Christ and "go into all the world" as minister-evangelists without seeking wealth and power.
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Early life and education. Francis was born in Navarre now in northern Spainat the family castle of Xavier, where Basque was the native language. He was the third son of the president of the council of the king of Navarre, most of whose kingdom was soon to fall to the crown of Castile Francis grew up at Xavier and received his early education there.
As was often the case with younger sons of the nobility, he was destined for an ecclesiastical career, and in he journeyed to the University of Paristhe theological centre of Europe, to begin his studies.
In Ignatius of Loyolaanother Basque student, was assigned to room with Francis. Gradually, Ignatius won over the initially recalcitrant Francis, and Francis was among the band of seven who, in a chapel on Montmartre in Paris, on August 15,vowed lives of poverty and celibacy in imitation of Christ and solemnly promised to undertake a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and subsequently to devote themselves to the salvation of believers and unbelievers alike.
Francis then performed the Spiritual Exercises, a series of meditations lasting about 30 days and devised by Ignatius in light of his own experience of conversion to guide the individual toward greater generosity in the service of God and humankind.
They implanted in Francis the motivation that carried him for the rest of his life and prepared the way for his recurrent mystical experiences. Mission to India After all the members of the band had completed their studies, they reassembled in Venicewhere Francis was ordained priest on June 24, Having for more than a year sought passage to the Holy Land in vain, the seven, along with fresh recruits, went to Rome to put themselves at the disposal of the pope.
Meanwhile, as a result of their preaching and care of the sick throughout central Italythey had become so popular that many Catholic princes sought their services. One of these was King John III of Portugalwho desired diligent priests to minister to the Christians and to evangelize the peoples in his new Asian dominions.
When illness prevented one of the two originally chosen for the task from departing, Ignatius designated Francis as his substitute.
Francis disembarked in Goathe centre of Portuguese activity in the East, on May 6, ; his companion had remained behind to work in Lisbon.
Much of the next three years he spent on the southeastern coast of India among the simple, poor pearl fishers, the Paravas. About 20, of them had accepted baptism seven years before, chiefly to secure Portuguese support against their enemies; since then, however, they had been neglected.
Using a small catechism he had translated into the native Tamil with the help of interpreters, Francis travelled tirelessly from village to village instructing and confirming them in their faith. His evident goodness and the force of his conviction overcame difficulties of verbal communication.
Shortly afterward the Macuans on the southwestern coast indicated their desire for baptism, and after brief instructions he baptized 10, of them in the last months of He anticipated that the schools he planned and Portuguese pressure would keep them constant in the faith.A biography of Francis of Assisi This biography from the Catholic Encyclopedia has been edited for readability and linked to other resources.
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We are exposed to his work within our daily lives and so were the people of his time. His impact on the Christian society has influenced not only people but traditions and the church as well.
SHORT TERM During the time of his life St Francis of Assisi was seen as "Super" due to his close relationship with God and God's orders.