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1. Born in 1181, the son of a wealthy merchant, Francis gave up everything to obey the words of the Lord: “Leave all, and follow me.” He lived in complete poverty, preaching the Gospel.
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2. Others came to join him, and they lived by a simple rule based on the Gospel. From them grew the Franciscan Order, which spread rapidly
3. during his own lifetime, though he ceased to be its leader and left its administration to others. His life was a putting into practice of the beatitudes, and was marked by faith, joy, service of others, prayer, and love of all created things. He died in 1226.
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