Sultan Malik al-Kamil

St. Francis and His Time with the Sultan

How did St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan Malik al-Kamil become friends?
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hands clasped together in prayer

Franciscans and Muslims: Eight Centuries of Seeking God

Franciscans and Muslims encountered one another during the lifetime of Saint  Francis (1181-1226). Indeed, he sent friars to the Holy Land in 1217.
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Relief on stone of a dove with a twig, the Christian symbol of the Holy Spirit, as well as symbolic rebirth and traditional secular symbol for peace.

Pope Francis, Saint Francis: Models of Peace

The faith life of Saint Francis was never still. Though he was comfortable with solitude and prayer, he was a doer.
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