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I have been to Assisi about eight times as a tour manager and enjoying it very much each time. I have studied the life of Saint Francis (San Francesco in Italian), and I have been very impressed by his ideas and his life. So it is a pleasure to present this as one of the four new “orders” from Carol. Main part of the manual is a translation made by David Burr from the Medieval Sourcebook “The Rule of the Franciscan Order” Translation by, with permission to reproduce for educational use.
Saint Francis of Assisi was born in 1182, the only son of Pietro Bernardone, a wealthy cloth merchant of central Italy. Peitro gave his son the name of Giovanni at baptism, though he afterwards altered his son’s name to Francesco, perhaps in honor of his trading in France. Pietro’s worldly success had secured for the young Francis a care-free life of material comfort. Francis was a popular youth, often the center of attention, who could be found engaged in sport, frequenting the piazze of the city, or confidently serenading the young women of Assisi.