• Was born to a middle-class merchant family.

  • Heard Christ calling him to "rebuild my Church"

  • Gave up all of his belongings

  • Founded the first Order of friars as well as the Order of Penitents

  • Commemorated October 4th

Francis of Assisi

1182-1226

  • Was born to a wealthy family of Assisi

  • Was one of the first to follow the way of Francis

  • Founded the Order of Franciscan Sisters  (The Poor Clares)

  • Was Francis's dear friend and confidante

  • Commemorated August 11th

Clare of Assisi

1194-1253