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The Youth of Francis Giovanni Bernardone was born around September 1182 to Giovanna Pica and Pietro di Bernardone When little Giovanni was born his father a very successful cloth merchant was on a business trip to Champagne France to buy fine French cloth In his absence his mother had him baptized him John When his father arrived home he was outraged to find his son named John and had it changed to Francesco or Frenchman When Francis was about 10 his wealthy parents sent him to Saint Georges a school near the city walls of Assisi The school belonged to the Church of Saint George and was taught by canons It was here young Francis heard the story of Saint George and the dragon Then Franciss heart was set on becoming a Knight What young boy can resist the story of a brave knight fighting evil dragons in order to save the beautiful princess Francis turned 14 and then his wild parties began He and his other young friends would eat and drink themselves sick at Franciss treat of course After that all through the night the large party would dance through the town Francis leading them and singing his heart out the whole way Didnt it disturb the townspeople Yes but when they saw it was Francis everyone would smile and shake their heads No could not love this charming boy with his looks generosity and splendid voice Of course all this merry-making cost money And who was the ever-ready provider Why Pietro Bernardone of course He and his family were very wealthy and he kept his boys pockets well lined He also made sure Francis wore nothing but the best He being a clothier his son wore nothing but the finest fabrics in the newest styles But still he would sometimes cringe at the way Francis ridiculously spent money Or when he gave it away Francis was very generous
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