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On St. Francis of Assisi. Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII, promulgated in 1882.
Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Francis of Assisi
Long article on St. Francis, founder, mystic, perhaps the most beloved Catholic saint of all.
Catholic Online: St. Francis of Assisi
Long hagiography, by Terry Matz.
CatholicSaints.Info: Francis of Assisi
Francis of Assisi
An interfaith appreciation of one of the most popular catholic saints.
Francis of Assisi, Friar
Biographical essay. With prayer in traditional and contemporary language.
The Franciscan Archive
Collection of documents about St. Francis and the Order of Friars Minor.
The Franciscan Experience
Illustrated biographies of Francis and Clare of Assisi.
The Herald of the Great King
An essay on the life and spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi. Also includes quotations, prayers, and a copy of the Rule of the Third Order Regular.
Le Jongleur de Dieu
An excerpt from G.K. Chesterton's book "St. Francis of Assisi." Illustrated.
The Life and Legends of Saint Francis of Assisi
Book in plain text or as a zip file, from Project Gutenberg.
The Life of S. Francis
From "The Golden Legend," by Jacobus de Voragine. William Caxton translation.
The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi
The "Fioretti" or "little flowers" are a collection of beloved stories about St. Francis and the early days of the Order, preserved by the "Spiritual" Franciscans. Also available for download in plain text, zip, or RTF formats.
Mira Circa Nos
The papal Bull canonizing St. Francis of Assisi. By Pope Gregory IX. 16 July, 1228.
Encyclical of Pope Pius XI, about St. Francis of Assisi, promulgated 13 April, 1926.
A Saint a Day: St. Francis of Assisi
The story of St. Francis. Suitable for children.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Sympathetic portrait of the little poor man of Assisi, by Sri Swami Sivananda, the Brahmin-born practitioner of Yoga who founded the Divine Life Society.
Saint Francis of Assisi, Founder of the Order of Friars Minor, Confessor
From the book "Lives of Saints," published by John J. Crawley.
Saint Francis Preaches to the Birds
An excerpt from The Little Flowers of St. Francis.
St. Francis and His Brethren
Fairly lengthy essay, by Johannes Jorgensen, on St. Francis and his early followers.
St. Francis Receives the Stigmata
Article by Felix Timmermans.
Thomas of Celano
Excerpts from the First and Second lives of St. Francis, with commentary by David Burr.
Travel Italy: Francis of Assisi
Illustrated biography of the saint.
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