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Francis of Assisi
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  • I don’t happen to be attracted to the St. Francis of Assisi type.
  • I don’t feel like going into it, but at least I’ve never tried, consciously or otherwise, to turn Jesus into St. Francis of Assisi to make him more ’lovable’—which is exactly what ninety-eight per cent of the Christian world has always insisted on doing.

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  • El Greco’s painting, Saint Francis in Prayer, is recognized by many art lovers.
  • Think of St. Joseph, the Little Flower, the sweet and gentle St. Francis of Assisi, who loved the birds of the air and the beasts of the field.
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