Brief Summary: Saint Francis Of Assisi

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Saint Francis of Assisi

Francis of Assisi was born around 1181 in Assisi, Italy. In 1202, the people of Assisi came under attack from the people of Perugia, and Francis took his place with Assisi’s cavalry. The men of Perugia had greater numbers, and captured and killed many Assisians, but Francis with his expensive armour and aristocratic clothes was thought to be eligible for a ransom. This was also the time he reported to have seen visions from God. After he had been held by the Perugians for a year, his ransom was paid by his father and he was set free. After the war, he was said to have been riding his horse around the countryside, when he encountered a leper. Instead of continuing on his way, however, he kissed the leper, later describing

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