October 4 is the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi! St. Francis is the patron saint of Animals, Merchants & Ecology, and several schools honor this saint: St. Francis of Assisi in Braintree, Blessed Sacrament in Walpole, St. Mary of the Hills in Milton, Mount Alvernia Academy in Chestnut Hill and Mount Alvernia High School in Newton!
St. Francis lived an interesting life - after a secular start, he devoted his life to loving God and others. His faith in God was profound and complete - St. Francis renounced all his possessions and lived as a beggar, preaching the love of God and converting others with the peacefulness of his faith.
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