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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.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Holy he might be, peculiar most definitely; but Francis of Assisi, no.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • One wonders what Socrates and St. Francis of Assisi would say to this.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk

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  • I don’t happen to be attracted to the St. Francis of Assisi type.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • If a love is to be unforgettable, fortuities must immediately start fluttering down to it like birds to Francis of Assisi’s shoulders.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • After passing a life-size wooden statue of St. Francis of Assisi on a stairway landing, I was greeted at the top of the stairs by Carl N. Karcher.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Animals were drawn to her—and she to them—as though she were the reincarnation of St. Francis of Assisi, which was not a far-fetched idea when one saw her gazing with wonder and love upon even an ugly garden lizard cupped in her small, careful hands.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • The new management team had ended the longtime practice of starting every executive meeting with the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi and the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • That’s your patron, St. Francis of Assisi, and do you know what today is?
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes

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  • After fourteen weeks Sister Rita tells me I can go home and aren’t I a lucky boy that the day will be the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Then a miracle happens and it’s all because of St. Francis of Assisi, my favorite saint, and Our Lord Himself.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • I know I have to go to the statue of St. Francis of Assisi.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • I kneel before the statue of St. Francis of Assisi and beg him to help me but I think he’s too disgusted with me.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • The feast of St. Christina the Astonishing is the twenty-fourth of July and I think I’ll keep that for myself along with the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on the fourth of October.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • 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.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • I’m taken out of the fifth class and put into Mr. O’Halloran’s sixth class with all the boys I know, Paddy Clohessy, Fintan Slattery, The Question Quigley, and when school is over that day I have to go back down to the statue of St. Francis of Assisi to thank him even if my legs are still weak from the typhoid and I have to sit on steps and hold on to walls and I wonder was it something good I said in that composition or something bad.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
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