Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 13th sacred

The Franciscans - begun by St. Francis, 1182-1226 - son of a well-to-do merchant, Francis became interested in religion, spent quite a bit of his father’s money to rebuild a church - the father
disowned Francis, but Francis decided to dedicate his life to imitating Jesus - by that he meant that he would have “absolute poverty” (own nothing), that he would be of service to other people and that he would be obedient to the priests - around 1216 his order of the Friars Minor or Franciscans was accepted by Rome and became very popular

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