San Francisco de Asís Patron
Born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone in Assisi Italy, Francisco was diverted from his life of party and privilege as a young noble after being a prisoner of war. He then made a pilgrimage to Rome and worked tirelessly especially for the poor for the poor.
Francis was pronounced a saint by Pope Gregory IX in 1228. He is known as a Patron Saint of Italy, animals, the patron saint of animals, and the environment. He is remembered for nativity scenes and sorrow during stations of the cross.
He is also known for his love of the Eucharist, his sorrow during the Stations of the Cross, and for the creation of the Christmas Nativity Scene.
Often a week long celebration in Chapala celebrating their Saint Francisco de Asís. Often will include processions from nearby churches – pilgrimages with their Holy adornments and statues.
Templo de San Francisco de Asis — the parish church of Chapala