St. Francis

St. Francis may refer to numerous Roman Catholic saints:

  • Saint Francis of Assisi (1181–1226), Italian founder of the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • Saint Francis of Paola (1416–1507), Italian (Calabrian) founder of the Order of the Minims
  • Saint Francis Xavier (1506–1552), Navarrese Catholic missionary to China; co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
  • Saint Francis Borgia (1510–1572), Spanish Jesuit priest; third leader of the Jesuits
  • Saint Francis Solanus (1549–1610), Spanish Franciscan missionary to South America
  • Saint Francis Caracciolo (1563–1608), Italian priest who co-founded the Congregation of the Minor Clerics Regular
  • Saint Francis de Sales (1567–1622), French born bishop of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Saint Francis Ferdinand de Capillas (1607–1648), Castilian Dominican missionary; first Roman Catholic martyr killed in China
  • Saint Francis de Geronimo (1642–1716), Italian Jesuit priest

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Famous quotes containing the word francis:

    I hardly said a word to my wife until I said ‘yes’ to divorce.
    John Milius, U.S. screenwriter, Francis Ford Coppola (b. 1939)