St. Francis Never Said That

“Preach the gospel at all times, and when necessary use words.” –Unknown

That quote has been attributed to St. Francis of Assisi for as long as I can remember, and I’m embarrassed to admit that I only recently found out that he didn’t actually say it!

The gospel coalition has the whole story in a well-researched article, here. I’m shocked. I found out this morning because the Catholic Memes website posted this on their Facebook page:

This is just as devastating as the time I realized that Sean Connery’s line in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade about Charlemagne was completely made up. Talk about feeling let down.

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