St. Francis of Assisi: The Legend and the Life
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Life and teaching of Saint Francis of Assisi
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According to the legend, Giovanni Francis had been conceived while his middle-aged parents were on a journey to the Holy Land. When Francis born his father was in France for business so, when he came back, he changed his son's name to Francesco Francis , the name with which he has been, and is, generally and commonly known. The young Francis studied Latin and vernacular, music and poetry.
Of course, Pietro Bernardone wanted to start his son off on a merchant's career, so Francis found himself adolescent working in his father's shop. The first act of charity It is said that one day Francis was working in his father's shop when a beggar appeared at the door.
At first Francis chased him away but then, having repented, he followed the beggar to apologize and to offer him big alms. It was November Francis was 20 and the chivalric spirit led him to take part in the war between Assisi and Perugia.
The two armies clashed halfway, near what today is the town of Collestrada. Perugia at that time called Peroscia defeated Assisi and among those taken prisoners there was also Francis.
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