ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Patron of the Congregation of the Franciscan Missionary Brothers
Saint Francis of Assisi was born at Assisi, Italy in 1182. He grew up leading a privileged life as the son of a wealthy cloth merchant. As a young boy, he abandoned a life of luxury and wealth for a life entirely devoted to God and the poor after reportedly hearing the voice of God, who commanded him to rebuild the Church and live in poverty.
Saint Francis was a man of peace. In everything he did, he constantly sought to create peace, dialogue and harmony between people, families and nations. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God”. The Lord revealed to Saint Francis of Assisi, a greeting, “MAY THE LORD GIVE YOU PEACE”.
Francis of Assisi died on October 03, 1226 at the age of 44, in Assisi, Italy. The Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi is celebrated on October 04th every year and the same is the Feast Day for St. Francis Group of Institutions throughout the world.
St. Francis of Assisi, known worldwide as the Patron of Ecology is revered for his love and compassion for every creature, loving each in equal measure. Known as the Little Poor Man of Assisi, his life and teachings affirmed the sacred unity and interdependence of all life. Drawing on the life and teachings of our Patron Saint and envisioning a future even stronger than our past, St. Francis High School, ignite the children to become instruments of peace and promoters of ecology.