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1915 calendar of Saint Francis of Assisi

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: SC-037

Scope and Contents

The 1915 calendar of Saint Francis of Assisi, 1914, contains eleven drawings of important places connected to Saint Francis. On each page is the calendar for that month along with a description of the drawing and its connection to the saint. The cover contains a picture of Saint Francis taken from a fresco painting done by an artist in Assisi, Italy. The cover states the calendar consists of twelve drawings of important places. The month of January is missing from the calendar.

Dates

  • 1915

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are primarily in English with some Latin.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is located at the Loyola Notre Dame Library. Contact Archives and Special Collections for more information.

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The 1915 calendar of Saint Francis of Assisi is the physical property of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Notre Dame Library. Copyright, except in cases where material has passed into the public domain, belongs to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

Biographical / Historical

Saint Francis of Assisi was born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone in Italy in late 1181 or early 1182 to an Italian father and a French mother. His father was away at the time of his birth in Assisi, Italy, but upon his return, he began referring to his son as Francesco. Francis lived a good life with his parents, but in 1202 he joined a military expedition against Perugia and was taken captive for a year. He fell ill during this time and it is believed the experience began his conversion to Catholicism. Francis gave up his life of luxury and began to live as a beggar in the streets of Assisi upon his release from captivity.

In February 1208, Francis listened to Mass at the chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels and was inspired to live a life of poverty because of the biblical story of the "Commissioning of the Twelve." He began to preach penance, love, and peace in the countryside, thus drawing a group of followers by 1209. The Franciscan Order was founded on April 16, 1210, after many meetings between Francis, his followers, and Pope Innocent III. On March 28, 1212, Francis founded the Order of Poor Ladies (later known as Poor Clares) after Clare of Assisi heard his message and was inspired to live a life of poverty.

Francis began to take his message outside of Italy beginning in 1212 and increased his number of followers as a result. His Franciscan Order began to split into multiple provinces which required him to create the First Rule and Second Rule to establish structure and regulation. According to Christian tradition, around September 24, 1224, Francis had a vision that left him with the stigmata of Jesus Christ. The combination of the stigmata and an ongoing eye infection caused Francis' health to fail in the final years of his life. He passed away on October 3, 1226 in Porziuncola, Italy. On July 6, 1228, Pope Gregory IX canonized Saint Francis and laid the foundation for the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in the town of Assisi. Historical information adapted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_of_Assisi (accessed June 2019).

Extent

.25 Cubic Feet (1 oversized folder)

Abstract

The 1915 calendar of Saint Francis of Assisi, 1914, contains eleven drawings of important places connected to Saint Francis. On each page is the calendar for that month along with a description of the drawing and its connection to the saint. Saint Francis of Assisi was born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone in Italy in late 1181 or early 1182 to an Italian father and a French mother. He gave up his life of luxury in 1205 to devote himself to spreading the gospel of penance and peace in Italy and beyond. Saint Francis founded the Franciscan Order in 1210 and the Poor Clares, named after Clare of Assisi, in 1212.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

There is no known acquisition information for this collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2019 by Shavonne Munnlyn.
Title
Guide to the 1915 calendar of St. Francis of Assisi
Author
Shavonne
Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Loyola Notre Dame Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

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