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St. Francis of Assisi

 

 

 

 

Francis was born to Pietro di Bernardone, a prominent businessman, and his wife Pica Bourlemont. He was one of seven children. Pietro was in France on business when Francis was born, and Pica had him baptized as Giovanni di Bernardone in honor of Saint John the Baptist, in the hope he would grow to be a great religious leader. When his father returned to Assisi, he was furious about this, as he did not want his son to be a man of the Church. Pietro decided to call him Francisco (Francis), in honor of the child’s maternal heritage. Rebellious toward his father’s business and pursuit of wealth, Francis spent most of his youth lost in books. He was also known for drinking and enjoying the company of his many friends, who were usually the sons of nobles. His displays of disillusionment toward the world that surrounded him became evident fairly early, one of which is shown in the story of the beggar. In this account, he found himself out having fun with his friends one day when a beggar came along and asked for alms. While his friends ignored the beggar’s cries, Francis gave the man everything he had in his pockets. His friends quickly chided and mocked him for his act of charity, and when he got home, his father scolded him in a rage. In 1201, he joined a military expedition against Perugia, was taken prisoner at Collestrada, and spent a year as a captive. It is probable that his conversion to more serious thoughts was a gradual process relating to this experience. After his return to Assisi in 1203, Francis recommenced his carefree life. But in 1204 a serious illness started a spiritual crisis. In 1205 Francis left for Puglia to enlist in the army of the Count of Brienne. But on his way, in Spoleto, a strange vision made him return to Assisi, deepening his spiritual crisis. Then he embraced religious lifestyle and became a monk.

 

    ST. FRANCIS D'ASSISI FAMILY LIST 2016  
Sr. No. ID No. NAME ADDRESS Cont. No.
1 12-0287 GREGORY PINTO  I/39-404, POONAM SAGAR 981957840
2 12-0164 NELSON LOBO I/40-101, POONAM SAGAR 976903755
3 12-0452 XAVIER MONTI I/40-203, POONAM SAGAR 982042634
4 12-0179 SEBASTIAN REBELLO I/40-502, POONAM SAGAR 992001246
5 12-0126 LESLIE DSOUZA I/41-304, POONAM SAGAR 976973235
6 12-0371 JOHN MENEZES I/41-401, POONAM SAGAR 9867883833
7 12-0397 REMEDIA DSOUZA I/42-101, POONAM SAGAR 992077155
8 1-0287 AGUSTINE DSOUZA I/42-402, POONAM SAGAR 989234235
9 12-0263 EDWARD PEREIRA I/42-404, POONAM SAGAR 900490320
10 12-0085 THOMAS DSOUZA I/43-204, POONAM SAGAR 981994940
11 12-0249 MELRON DEMELLO I/49-101, POONAM SAGAR 992016685
12 12-0234 SAMSON LEWIS J/47-503, POONAM SAGAR 9322913376
13 12-0229 OSWALD MENEZES L/46-203, POONAM SAGAR 900449714
14 12-0313 WILMA DOMNIC L/46-204, POONAM SAGAR 9833531894
15 12-0050 CYPRIAN DIAS A/101, ASHIRWAD 1 9920353118
16 12-0225 ANTHONY GEORGE A/204, ASHIRWAD 1 9930683586
17 12-0422 HAZEL ROSS A/503, Ashirwad 1  
18 12-0282 DOLPHY MENEZES A/402, ASHIRWAD 1 9930636282
19 12-0215 TERRYSON DSOUZA A/403, ASHIRWAD 1 9821093081
20 12-0207 SYLVESTER PINTO A/502, ASHIRWAD 1 9870109320
21 12-0224 VALARIAN DSILVA B/203, ASHIRWAD 1 9819732286
22 12-0367 VIPIN SEQUEIRA B/703, ASHIRWAD 1 9820825951
23 12-0271 ALEX FERNANDES B/202, ASHIRWAD 2 9833458256
24 12-0415 CARL PEREIRA A/503, ASHIRWAD 2 9821226835
25 12-0241 JOSEPH ARUL A/101, ASHIRWAD 2 9833005166
26 12-0182 BENIDICT LOPEZ B/303, SATSANG 2 9833797629
27 12-0161 ALBERT DSOUZA B/501, SATSANG 2 9821410528
28 12-0384 ANTHONY ANDRADE B/503, SATSANG 2 9819003194
29 12-0203 PAUL CHAKALAKAL B/202, SATSANG 3 9004455083
30 12-0258 JOHN BOSCO CHETTIAR B/202, ASMITA UPHAR 2 9819668699
31 12-0238 BENEDICTA DSOUZA A/505, ASMITA UPHAR 2 9619710059
32 12-0259 CAMIL MASCHAREHNAS A/401, ASMITA UPHAR 3 9833598339
33 12-0434 JEROME BENJAMIN A/202, ASMITA UPHAR 3 9820923259
34 12-0270 ROSELENE DSOUZA I-55/304, NAVGRAHA 9768141228
35 12-0298 ARUN DSOUZA J-57/403, NAVGRAHA 9920864593
36 12-0306 ALOYSIUS FERNANDES J-57/404, NAVGRAHA 9820635543
37 12-0262 OLGA SINGH J-58/401, NAVGRAHA 9833506519
38 12-0290 ALWYN DSOUZA D-61/201, NAVGRAHA 9833645195
39 12-0014 JOQUIM D'CRUZ D-61/204, NAVGRAHA  
40 12-0344 SELVARAJ CHETTIAR D-61/303, NAVGRAHA 9172189535
41 12-0336 WALTER CABRAL D-61/401, NAVGRAHA 8655739065
42 12-0435 SHALET COUTINHO I-59/204, NAVGRHA  
43 12-0273 HENRY PINTO I-59/201, NAVGRAHA 9819254051
44 12-0330 LARSEN ALMEIDA I-59/704, NAVGRAHA  
45 12-0364 JOSEPH D'CRUZ I-60/701, NAVGRAHA 9920419221
46 12-0416 MONICA PEREIRA I-60/103, NAVGRAHA  
47 12-0283 MICHAEL GOMES I-62/503, NAVGRAHA 9920701905
48 12-0064 PRAVEEN VAZ I-63/203, NAVGRAHA 8097799939
49 12-0429 QUINZINHA VAZ I-63/402,NAVGRAHA 9892243253
50 12-0247 RITA COELHO B/304, VASUNDHARA 5 9819409261
51 12-0268 JERALD LAZRADO C/601 VASUNDHARA 5 9869665257
52 12-0307 GEORGE D'SOUZA B/705, SHANTINATH EMPRESS 8419954123
53 12-0312 FRANCIS DSOUZA B/708, SHANTINATH EMPRESS 9833524422
54 12-0288 LOUIS GOMES B/308, SHANTINATH EMPRESS 9920980936
55 12-0430 C. PINEHRO B/306, SHANTINATH EMPRESS 9833633625
56 12-0274 XAVERITO FERNANDES A/704, SHANTINATH EMPRESS 9819716625
57 12-0188 ANNA FERNANDES A/602,SHANTINATH EMPRESS 9821829505
58 12-0217 ALICE DSOUZA A/501, SHANTINATH EMPRESS 9833342881
59 12-0408 SUNDER SWAMI A/102, SHANTINATH EMPRESS 9867331662
60 12-0386 CHRISTINA NAIDU A/002, SHANTINATH EMPRESS 9819159586
61 12-0302 RUDOLPH VAZ C/204, SHANTINATH EMPRESS 7738385563
62   PAULINA DIAS C/702, SWAPNADEEP  
63 12-0324 JULIAN DIAS C/602, SWAPNADEEP 9821387203
64 12-0310 SYLVESTER FERNANDES B/301, SANKALP 2  
65 12-0414 MADHUKAR PUJARI B/404, OM SAI ENCLAVE 9920117372
66 12-0390 LEDVINA PARMAR G/205, OM SAI ENCLAVE 9819117555
68 12-0413 K. FERNANDO G/002.OM SAI ENCLAVE 9967250047
69 12-0291 AUDREY A/201, ASMITA UPHAR 3 9820923259
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 
     
 
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16:1-12, 15-16
Thought of the day
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