- Jul 10, 2020
The St. Francis shelter serves the homeless in Tuscon.
A missal that inspired St. Francis in 1208 is expected to inspire thousands of others as the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore places it on public display for the first time in 40 years Feb. 1 through May 31.
As millions of Americans woke up the day after Thanksgiving ready to swamp stores and take advantage of the traditional sales, they probably don’t realize that “Black Friday” is now marked in countries around the world that don’t even celebrate the American holiday.
Eight centuries ago, St. Francis of Assisi took a risk when he crossed the battlefield between Crusader and Muslim forces near Damietta, Egypt, desiring to meet Sultan al-Malik al-Kamil and preach his faith in Jesus Christ.
Pope Francis joined Amazonian church workers and indigenous people Oct. 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, to plant a tree in the Vatican Gardens.