Saint of the day

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Date 04 October

The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith.

St. Francis of Assisi, Founder of the Franciscan Order, Patron of Italy

San Francesco d'Assisi

He’s among the most loved Saints, remembered on 4 October. For over 800 years Saint Francis of Assisi has been a beacon for the Church through his witness to the Gospel earning him the name “alter Christus”, a living icon of Christ, his choice to live in poverty in order to encounter the Lord.  

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