Many people are familiar with St. Francis of Assisi and his relationship with wild animals. There is, of course, the well-known story about how he tamed the wolf which had been terrorizing the villagers of Gubbio. And, Francis was a great friend to birds. Often, he would purchase birds that had been captured in order to free them with a warning to the birds that they needed to be more careful in order to not be caught. However, Francis was not the only saint who was on good terms with animals.
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Image: St. Godric of Finchale
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