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Francis of Assisi
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  • 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.†   (source)
  • Then a miracle happens and it's all because of St. Francis of Assisi, my favorite saint, and Our Lord Himself.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • One wonders what Socrates and St. Francis of Assisi would say to this.†   (source)
  • Holy Saint Francis! What a change is here!   (source)
    Saint Francis = an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order
  • Saint Francis be my speed!   (source)
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  • Their classes at St. Francis didn't start again until after the harvest and she couldn't wait to see them.†   (source)
  • When I think of Cassie I always think of what Saint Francis said about how you shouldn't seek to be loved as much as you should just love.†   (source)
  • The Miracle of St. Francis.†   (source)
  • Before my father left for Mr. Harvey's, my mother had been sitting in the front hall next to the statue they'd bought of St. Francis.†   (source)
  • In my obsessive reading the story that haunted me most was Caravaggio's Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence, stolen from the oratory of San Lorenzo and slashed from the frame so carelessly that the collector who'd commissioned the theft had burst out crying when he saw it and refused to take it.†   (source)
  • St. Francis, would you please talk to God.†   (source)
  • That year Mike Callicrate, a cattleman from St. Francis, Kansas, decided to speak out against corporate behavior he thought was not just improper but criminal.†   (source)
  • At her side, struggling to keep up with her, the aunt with the brown habit and rope of St. Francis did not allow him the slightest opportunity to approach.†   (source)
  • She leaned over the counter, which was lined with dozens of little statues—waving Chinese cats, meditating Buddhas, Saint Francis bobble heads, and novelty dippy drinking birds with top hats.†   (source)
  • Lorenzo got a job as a dishwasher at St. Francis, an upscale restaurant in central Phoenix.†   (source)
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  • Esteban remembered his childhood and adolescence, his tight-fitting suits, the rope of Saint Francis he was forced to tie around his waist as a sign of who only knew what vows his mother or his sister had made, his carefully mended shirts, and his loneliness.†   (source)
  • The painting, Caravaggio's Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence, was arguably the world's most famous missing work of art.†   (source)
  • St. Francis de Sales' prayer: "Yes, Father!†   (source)
  • The teacher called my mom, who rushed me to St. Francis Medical Center, where they found I had shattered both of the bones in my thighs.†   (source)
  • He looks at St. Francis and the tabernacle and nods and I suppose he's talking to God.†   (source)
  • The papers called Carlo's survival The Miracle of St. Francis.†   (source)
  • If I sit and listen it will only be a pair of ears for St. Francis and Our Lord.†   (source)
  • It doesn't matter anyway, St. Francis, because I love Theresa.†   (source)
  • St. Francis doesn't say a word but I know he's listening and I know he'll get me out of that class.†   (source)
  • But you could tell St. Francis, couldn't you?†   (source)
  • His sister, named Escolastica, was forty years old, and she was fulfilling a vow to wear the habit of St. Francis when she went out on the street and the penitent's rope around her waist when she was at home.†   (source)
  • The prayer of St. Francis, signore.†   (source)
  • Carlo had, for some unknown reason, only moments before the blast, left his mother's side and ventured into a protected alcove to ponder a tapestry depicting the story of St. Francis.†   (source)
  • That's right and it's his feast day and special for you because you can ask St. Francis for anything and he'll surely give it to you.†   (source)
  • I walk down Henry Street to say good-bye to St. Francis though I'm sure I'll be able to talk to him in America.†   (source)
  • I'm finished with you, St. Francis.†   (source)
  • That means I must be a miracle and I might grow up to be a saint with people celebrating the feast of St. Francis of Limerick.†   (source)
  • If I had any money left I'd light a candle to St. Francis and ask him if there's any chance God could be persuaded to perform a miracle on my shoulders.†   (source)
  • I have the whole day before I go to Mrs. Finucane to write the threatening letters and I wander down Henry Street till the rain drives me into the Franciscan church where St. Francis stands with his birds and lambs.†   (source)
  • I pray to St. Francis, ask him to keep her in the grave where she belongs, promise him a candle when I start my job, remind him the robe he wore himself wasn't too far from a dress and no one ever tormented him over it and fall asleep with the image of his face in my dream.†   (source)
  • No, St. Francis would know.†   (source)
  • I talk to St. Francis and tell him about Margaret, Oliver, Eugene, my father singing Roddy McCorley and bringing home no money, my father sending no money from England, Theresa and the green sofa, my terrible sins on Carrigogunnell, why couldn't they hang Hermann Goering for what he did to the little children with shoes scattered around concentration camps, the Christian Brother who closed the door in my face, the time they wouldn't let me be an altar boy, my small brother Michael…†   (source)
  • You can say your prayer here and roll Jesus and St. Francis and Seymour and Heidi's grandfather all in one.†   (source)
  • The craft of restoration, he explained to Cohen one evening while swiftly repairing the tattered face of Saint Francis, was a bit like making love.†   (source)
  • TEN YEARS AFTER beating MIT, Lorenzo works as a line cook at St. Francis, an upscale restaurant in Phoenix.†   (source)
  • If God had wanted somebody with St. Francis's consistently winning personality for the job in the New Testament, he'd've picked him, you can be sure.†   (source)
  • If you're going to say the Jesus Prayer, at least say it to Jesus, and not to St. Francis and Seymour and Heidi's grandfather all wrapped up in one.†   (source)
  • This was no St. Francis, with enough time to knock out a few canticles, or to preach to the birds, or to do any of the other endearing things so close to Franny Glass's heart.†   (source)
  • Well, there are many saints I'm particularly fond of—Stephen, St. Francis and others.†   (source)
  • What would a St. Francis, of almost feminine beauty, mean to the scalp— takers?†   (source)
  • Even then, even then, there remained in his heart an obstinate nerve insisting that at least St. Francis would not utterly have condemned him, and (not daring to call upon a greater name, since he seemed so open to error in these matters) he called twice upon St. Francis and leaning upon a flame he smiled and died.†   (source)
  • But in spite of this I know that my own picture of the Savior or St. Francis is only a human picture and falls short of the original, and that the Savior Himself would find the picture I have of Him within me just as stupid as I do those sickly reproductions.†   (source)
  • In my grandfather's manuscript catalogue, under the number and title of the St. Francis, is written: Given to Fray Teodocio, for the glory of God, to enrich his mission church at Pueblo de Cia, among the savages of New Spain.†   (source)
  • But not at all; the hairy Franciscan pounced upon one of the best in the collection; a young St. Francis in meditation, by El Greco, and the model for the saint was one of the very handsome Dukes of Albuquerque.†   (source)
  • Scraps of the lecture on St. Francis came floating round the partition wall.†   (source)
  • The St. Francis is a swell place—absolutely A1.†   (source)
  • Soon the lecturer could be heard in the next chapel, describing the life of St. Francis.†   (source)
  • —he ought to think, as St. Francis did, that it is needful to preach to the birds.†   (source)
  • —Let us try, therefore, to make this retreat in honour of saint Francis with our whole heart and our whole mind.†   (source)
  • The words that were read aloud on Sunday to him and to other respectable men were the words that had once kindled the souls of St. Catherine and St. Francis into a white-hot hatred of the carnal.†   (source)
  • Filled with ironical melancholy, Swann watched them as they listened to the pianoforte inter, mezzo (Liszt's 'Saint Francis preaching to the birds') which came after the flute, and followed the virtuoso in his dizzy flight; Mme. de Franquetot anxiously, her eyes starting from her head, as though the keys over which his fingers skipped with such agility were a series of trapezes, from any one of which he might come crashing, a hundred feet, to the ground, stealing now and then a glance…†   (source)
  • I pray to God through the merits of His zealous servant Francis Xavier, that such a soul may be led to sincere repentance and that the holy communion on saint Francis's day of this year may be a lasting covenant between God and that soul.†   (source)
  • Say, uh, speaknubout hotels, I hit the St. Francis at San Francisco for the first time, the other day, and, say, it certainly is a first-class place.†   (source)
  • Puerile they may be; but these sublime puerilities were peculiar to Saint Francis d'Assisi and of Marcus Aurelius.†   (source)
  • , the Illinois, the St. Peter's, the St. Francis, and the Moingona; besides a countless multitude of rivulets which unite from all parts their tributary streams.†   (source)
  • Like all the bells that ever rang still ringing in the long dying light-rays and Jesus and Saint Francis talking about his sister.†   (source)
  • At the Saint Francis here, beside the port.†   (source)
  • [5] St. Francis came for his soul, as that of one of the brethren of his Order.†   (source)
  • One of these believers in omens will get up of a morning, leave his house, and meet a friar of the order of the blessed Saint Francis, and, as if he had met a griffin, he will turn about and go home.†   (source)
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