Genuine humility doesn’t agitate or afflict the soul; rather, this humility expands it and enables it to serve God more.

- St. Teresa of Avila

St. Francis Assisi Quiz

(All questions are based on information given in the biography in your Blue Knight’s Member’s Guide except for the Bonus Question. Answers are at the bottom of the page.)

St. Francis

St. Francis

1. What did Francis do when war broke out between his home of Assisi and Perugia?

a. He enlisted as a soldier

b. He prayed for the safety of his family

c. He protected Assisi armed with the Eucharist in the Monstrance

d. He cried for three days

2. Which Church was St. Francis in when he heard God say to him “Francis, go and repair my house?”

a. St. Joan of Arc’s

b. St. Clare’s

c. St. Peter’s

d. St. Damian’s

3. Which religious order did St. Francis begin?

a. The Carmelites

b. The Franciscans

c. The Dominicans

d. Order of the Servants of the Cross

4. In what year did St. Frances receive the Stigmata?

a. 1002

b. 1576

c. 1224

d. 1226

Bonus: What Christmas Tradition did St. Francis begin?

a. Caroling

b. Nativity Scenes 

c. Decorating Christmas Trees

d. Honoring St. Nicholas

Prayer to St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary [CC BY 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary by Unknown [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Almighty God, by whose grace your servant Elizabeth of Hungary recognized and honored Jesus in the poor of this world: Grant that we, following her example, may with love and gladness serve those in any need or trouble. In the name and for the sake of and through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen










Let the whole world of mankind tremble the whole world shake and the heavens exult when Christ, the Son of the living God, is on the altar in the hands of a priest… Look, brothers, at the humility of God and pour out your hearts before Him! Humble yourselves, as well, that you may be exalted by Him. Therefore, hold back nothing of yourselves for yourselves so that He Who gives Himself totally to you may receive you totally.

– St. Francis of Assisi

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