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    The Rule of the Franciscan Order Saint Francis of Assisi is an icon of poverty and reformation within the Catholic Church and among other religions of the world. His choice to live a life of poverty encouraged the Church and especially the hierarchy of his time to change almost entirely. He can be perceived as a prophet of his time who revolutionized with the drastic change he made to his life because with his life as an example, he went from words to actions. Francis was born into a wealthy family in Assisi. He had everything a boy of his time could ask for. As a young boy, Francis experienced solitude in a prison cell, it was after that time that he begins to feel dissatisfaction with the kind of life he was living and began to experience…

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    its own. Calling themselves the “Lesser Poor”, Francis’s religious group traveled around the world converting people to Christianity. Although they faced many difficulties, Francis’s order, later called the “Franciscan Order”, persevered and spread the Catholic Faith. Finally, on November 29, 1223, the pope approved the Franciscans as an official religious group. The Franciscan Order traveled throughout the Mediterranean, including the cities of Rome and Egypt. Francis was also the first to…

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    Calling themselves the “Lesser Poor”, Francis’s religious group traveled around the world, converting people to Christianity. Although they faced many difficulties, Francis’s order, later called the “Franciscan Order”, persevered and spread the Catholic Faith. Finally, on November 29, 1223, the pope approved the Franciscans as an official religious group. The Franciscan Order traveled throughout the Mediterranean, including the cities of Rome and Egypt. Francis was also the first to create and…

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    This paper will discuss Canto XIX of Dante’s Inferno, where the poet presents a character named Pope Nicholas III. Superficially, Pope Nicholas III seems to be motivated by money and greed. Deeper insight gained from close reading reveals; however, that Pope Nicholas III has lost the good of the intellect in the sense that he is obsessed with power and being in charge and believes that he can gain this power through bargaining. This thesis will be demonstrated by means of the principle of close…

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    send free from prison, he heard the voice of Christ, who told him to fix the Christian Church and give a voice to the poor. He decided to not follow his life of being rich and all about the money, he followed what Jesus Christ told him. He was known as a saint on July 16, 1228. During his life, he had a really strong emotion and deep love for the beautiful nature and animals. Because of his deep love, he became a patron saint ( A type of saint who gives a lot of care for a person, place, or a…

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    Courage, a cardinal virtue, is being able to do things even when they are very difficult. Courage is being able to do things in the face of fear. Courage is shown by many saints. The saint’s courage gave them the ability to die for their faith. Saints such as Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Maximilian Kolbe, and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta are great examples of people who showed courage. Saint Francis of Assisi had a great trust in God. Saint Francis was born into a rich family. When francis was…

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    Franciscan Values

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    Three important Franciscan values at St. Bonaventure include discovery, community, and individual worth. I could relate to how minimally these values were portrayed throughout the book “Nobody” by Marc Lamont Hill. I grew up sheltered from most of the ugly in the world, but that did not stop me from seeing people oppress the vulnerable. It was tragic to hear the stories of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and the countless other victims of “America’s war on the vulnerable.” My heart dropped when I…

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    Secular Franciscan Speech

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    Wow, can you believe we have started a new year, I pray all had a most blessed Christmas and I wish you and your family a most joyous New Year. It is always an honor to welcome into our community of Secular Franciscans new members. A “Right of Admission” ceremony for four of our inquirers; Joan Babin, Denise Donaldson, James Kim-Young and Mick Michieli-Beasley will take place at our January gathering. The St. Joseph of Cupertino Fraternity welcomes our four new brothers and sisters in Francis…

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    I have planned and used the Franciscan Values in my life time by helping out others like my friends, family, teachers, co workers, bosses, my peers, and elders. Respect is an important value for me when it comes to everyone. I like to give and get respect I will always respect everybody and they should do the Same. I show respect by listening to others when they're talking like my teacher when she is in class, giving a the new lesson for that day I give my undivided attention. Also being there…

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    William Shakespeare that wrote during a time in which Catholicism was discouraged in England may have shown his support for the Catholic Church secretly through some specific characters in his plays. William Shakespeare uses members of the Franciscan Order, who at the time were most despised by protestant reformers, as characters in his plays to show support for the Catholic Church. Three of his plays, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado about Nothing, and Measure for Measure, feature prominent…

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