In Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone's (St Francis) youth he was known for his partying and drinking. He was quite wealthy. He also had to fight in the battle of Assisi and perugia. In this battle he got caught and spent almost a year imprisoned awaiting his fathers payment.
Lived a life of poverty and he showed his love for animals
After getting out of prison, St Francis heard the voice of christ in the St Mary of the angel chapel. Christ told St Francis to repair the Christian Church and live a life of poverty. After hearing this St Francis left his life of luxury and devoted himself to the Christian faith.
Began An Order Of Franciscans
One day St Francis was riding his horse across the countryside and he saw a leper, because of the war he would usually run from lepers but this time it was different. He embraced that the man was a leper and kissed him. After he did this Francis felt indescribable freedom.
Our Values In Our St Francis House
St Francis showed his father that god was now his one and only father, they call this event Francis' final conversation. St Francis then left Assisi unfortunately the first people he met were a dangerous group of thieves. They left him wounded on the ground but instead of fighting back he lived according to the gospelFrancis helped animals and then he found himself with the nickname "God's Fool."
Francis began the order of the Friars Minor or more commonly known as the Franciscans. This order is a mendicant religious order of men. Their official latin name is the Ordo Fratrum Minorum. The Franciscans were created so that they could help spread the words of god and help people that weren't excepted by others.
The values of Francis are how he had everything but chose to give it up for poverty so that he could live a life he was proud of and so that he could be closer to god's spirit. We have St Francis house so that we remember that gods word and that kindness is a more import value than being wealthy and not appreciating what you have until it's gone.