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Saint Francis and the Taming of the Wolf

The story of how Saint Francis of Assisi tamed the Wolf of Gubbio is one of the great legends linked with the life of the saint. I have never been too worried as to whether the story was historically true or not. I am more interested in seeing how the story fits into the pattern of biblical themes and of God’s plans for creation. In this well-known legend, Saint Francis goes to the Italian town of Gubbio, where a fierce wolf had been terrorizing the village and even killing some of the people, including children.
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7 Books on Catholic Saints to Read in 2020

The saints and blesseds whose lives are described in this book are special signs of God’s activity. Their surrender to God’s love was so generous an approach to the total surrender of Jesus that the Church recognizes them as heroes and heroines worthy to be held up for our inspiration. 
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Saint Francis Novena | Day Nine: Consolation

Day Nine | Consolation
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Saint Francis Novena | Day Eight: Creation

Day Eight | Creation
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Saint Francis Novena | Day Seven: Mary

Day Seven | Mary
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Saint Francis Novena | Day Six: Peace

Day Six | Peace
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Saint Francis Novena | Day Five: Spirit-Filled

Day Five | Spirit-Filled
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Saint Francis Novena | Day Four: Humility

Day Four | Humility
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Saint Francis Novena | Day Three: Freedom

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Saint Francis Novena | Day Two: Forgiveness

Day Two | Forgiveness
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