October 4 Birthday: St. Francis. FRANCIS: THE POOR MAN OF ASSISI
Oct. 4 is St. Francis’ Feast Day
c. 1181/1182-Oct. 3, 1226
Francis: Poor Man of Assisi by Tomie dePaola (Holiday House, 1990)
Wealthy by birth, Francis gave away his possessions to help the poor and become a protector of animals.
The Catholic Encyclopedia writes about St. Francis.