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St. Francis of Assisi

Patron Saint of Ecologists and Merchants
Founder of all Franciscan Orders
Feast of St.  Francis of Assisi is October 4th

A young man torn by enticements of his society, anguished of heart with such thoughts as "Who am I?", "What am I to do with my life?", "Who is God and what is He to me ?"  This was Francis of Assisi.

Francis was born in 1182 of a middle class Italian family.  He was educated and respected by the people of his hometown, Assisi.  Like any young person in his early twenties, Francis began to question what he should do to live a meaningful life.  He wanted recognition and fame.  After several unsuccessful attempts to discover the purpose of his life, he was shaken in his worldly aspirations.

The conflict that inflamed his heart led him to the deserted church of San Damiano in Assisi during which Francis heard a command of the Crucified Lord while he was absorbed in prayer.  "Francis," the voice told him, "go and repair my house, which, as you see, is falling completely into ruin."  From that moment on, Francis learned that living a Christian life would place him in opposition to the values of his society and set him apart from family, friends, and many of his own age.

The Franciscan Order

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Transportation Reminder: Updating Information(Posted:6/11/2018)

Avoid the September rush!  Are you moving or changing child care providers between now and the start of the next school year?  Now is the time to contact your school to update your address and confirm busing eligibility for next year.

For details, please contact the Nipissing-Parry Sound Student Transportation Services at 705-472-8840 or by visiting

Back to School Learning Technology Drop-In & Exhibition(Posted:6/7/2018)

Involving parents in their children’s progress in the classroom has long been shown to significantly increase student outcomes. With parent engagement top of mind, we invite parents and their children in grades 4-8 to participate in our Back To School Learning Technologies Drop-In Session, August 27, 2018. Experience the ‘hands on’ ways parents can help their child succeed in the classroom, by using technology at home to enhance and support student learning. Register today!