St Francis of Assisi
Founder of the Franciscan Order of
Bethany Saint Visor Clip
Made of genuine pewter.
Francis was born in 1182 in Assisi, Italy, while his father was in France on business. His French mother Pica Bourlemont had him baptized as Giovanni di Bernardone in honor of Saint John the Evangelist, in hopes he would grow to be a great religious leader. When his father Pietro returned to Assisi, he was furious about this, as he did not want his son to be a man of the Church. He decided to call him Francesco (Francis), for his French mother and for his interest in France. Little is known of Francis` mother, but his father was a prominent businessman. Pica could do nothing about it. The saint was one of several children.
Rebellious toward his father`s business and pursuit of wealth, Francis spent most of his