Early Franciscans

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Living Gospels

It is my presumption that Francis and his brothers became living gospels the same way we do, by walking in the footsteps of Christ, which is a gradual, ongoing pilgrimage.
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Bernard of Quintavalle: First Companion of Saint Francis

Bernard, one of the wealthiest young men of Assisi, became intrigued by reports about one of his peers—Francesco di Bernardone—who had recently aroused ridicule by his ostentatious embrace of poverty.
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