Francis of Assisi Quotes:
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.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.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Holy humility confounds pride and all the men of this world and all things that are in the world.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.Francis of Assisi
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.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.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
For it is in giving that we receive.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
It is not fitting, when one is in God’s service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Where there is injury let me sow pardon.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.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.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
I am the herald of the Great King.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Great and glorious God, and Thou Lord Jesus, I pray you shed abroad your light in the darkness of my mind. Be found of me, Lord, so that in all things I may act only in accordance with Thy holy will.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Holy wisdom confounds Satan and all his wickednesses.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Pure, holy simplicity confounds all the wisdom of this world and the wisdom of the flesh.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Holy poverty confounds cupidity and avarice and the cares of this world.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Holy charity confounds all diabolical and fleshly temptations and all fleshly fears.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
The Father willed that his blessed and glorious Son, whom he gave to us and who was born for us, should through his own blood offer himself as a sacrificial victim on the altar of the cross. This was to be done not for himself through whom all things were made, but for our sins.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Men lose all the material things they leave behind them in this world, but they carry with them the reward of their charity and the alms they give. For these, they will receive from the Lord the reward and recompense they deserve.FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Who is Francis of Assisi?
The Italian Catholic friar, diacon, and priest was Francis of Assisi (1181/1182-3 October1226). He established the Friars Minor Men’s Order, St Clare’s Women’s Order, St Francis’ Third Order and the Custodian of the Sacred Land. Francis is one of Christianity’s most venerated religious figures. On 16 July 1228, Pope Gregory IX canonized Francis.
He was appointed patron saint of Italy along with Saint Catherine of Siena. He was later interested in animal protection and the environment, and churches customarily held ceremonies on or around the 4 October festival day to bless animals.
In 1219 he went to Egypt to try to convert the Sultan to put an end to the Crusader conflict. The Franciscan Order had now become so large that its outdated organizational structure was no longer adequate. He came back to Italy to organize the Order.
After the Pope had legalized his congregation, he removed more and more from external relations. Francis is known for his Eucharistic devotion, too. In 1223, Francis organized the first live Christmas scene.
According to Christian tradition, in 1224 he was stigmatized in religious ecstasy as the Seraphic angels appeared, which would make him the second person after St Paul in Christian tradition (Galatians 6:17) to bear the wounds of the Passion of Christ. He died at the evening of 3 October 1226 and had asked Psalm 142 (141) for a reading.