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The saints were given to long periods of seclusion, silence, prayer and fasting

The shrine in Italy commemorates the ‘divestiture’ of St Francis

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Pontiff says that in the Year of Mercy it’s ‘ever clearer that the path of forgiveness can truly renew the Church and the world’

As a poor young priest, St Louis was helped by a mistress of the king of France

Francis made a surprise visit to the place where St Francis of Assisi created the world’s first Nativity scene

Classrooms exploded as the pupils stood at the windows, killing them instantly

No one who visits the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Room 50A will leave thinking the Middle Ages were backward

The title is taken from a prayer written by St Francis of Assisi

A proper love of Creation is firmly rooted in the Bible