Tagged: Francis of Assisi

The Rule of the Franciscan Order

The Catholic Church contains groups of people who are particularly dedicated to it, and who organize themselves in religious orders. They are tasked in various forms with the spreading of the faith. One of the early orders are the Franciscans, created by Saint Francis in the early 13th century. Saint Francis lived an exemplary life of poverty and compassion, thus emulating Jesus. The legend says that he was so joyful and peaceful that even the animals wanted to be around him, therefore he is often depicted surrounded by animals. He quickly had many followers in the human world as well....