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Saint Francis and the Wolf

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781567923209
Author(s): Jane Langton
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2007
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Dimensions: 189 x 232 x 12 (w x l x h)
Pages: 32
Pages: 6-10

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Saint Francis was born in 1182, the son of a wealthy merchant. After a swashbuckling youth in Assisi, he had a change of faith and decided to live the life that he ascribed to Jesus, one of poverty and abstinence. He gave away everything he owned. His father disowned him. But over the years he drew to himself a substantial following of men and women and died revered and beloved in 1225. Three years later, he was canonized as Saint Francis of Assisi by Pope Gregory IX. This lovely retelling of one of the lesser known of the Saint Francis lessons centres on the legend of the great wolf of Gubbio, a ferocious canine who terrorized the town and was slowly reducing it to penury and starvation. In nearby Assisi, Brother Francis heard of their plight and came to their rescue. Unbelievingly, the villagers watched from the ramparts as Brother Francis called to the wolf, tamed it with his tenderness, and made it pledge that if the people of Gubbio would care for it, he would do them no harm. He took the pledge and lived in harmony with the citizens of the city until his death.

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