St. Francis of Assisi

Fresco by Giotto of St. Francis of Assisi embracing the Child Jesus at Christmas Mass in Greccio in 1223, located in the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Assisi, Italy. | Public domain

St. Francis and the Story of the First Nativity Scene

Dec 23, 2022

It’s a well-known origin story: how the young and wealthy Francis of Assisi freely abandoned his noble patrimony to serve Christ’s Church as a poor, itinerant preacher.

Pope Francis at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Assisi, Italy, Nov. 12, 2021. Vatican Media.

"It is time that the poor be given back their voice": Pope Francis in Assisi

Nov 12, 2021

The pope met with a group of more than 500 poor people from across Europe.

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Urges Catholics to Follow ‘God’s Logic’

Aug 2, 2020

Pope Francis urged Catholics Sunday to follow “God’s logic” by taking responsibility for the welfare of others.