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Francis of Assisi (c. 1181–1226)

BORN INTO A WEALTHY merchant family of Assisi, Italy, St. Francis was an inspirational leader of the movement of Evangelical poverty in the early 13th century. A direct outcome of Francis's emphasis on voluntary poverty was the foundation of the Franciscan ...

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