Sylvester of Assisi


Sylvester of Assisi was one of the first twelve followers of St Francis of Assisi and the first priest in the Franciscan Order. A holy and prayerful man, Sylvester travelled with Francis and became his advisor. He brought peace to a city that was in the midst of a civil war by driving the devils away. Sylvester of Assisi died in 1240 and is buried next to St Francis of Assisi in the Basilica of St Francis of Assisi.


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Fr Anthony is a priest of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel, and is currently the Director of Identity and Mission at the Australian Catholic University.