FACT CHECK: DID ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SAY, ‘HE WHO WORKS WITH HIS HANDS AND HIS HEAD AND HIS HEART IS AN ARTIST’?

checkyourfact.com | 10/1/2019 | Staff
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An image shared on Facebook claims that St. Francis of Assisi once staid, “He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”

There is no evidence that this saying originated with Francis.

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Francis, who gave up his wealth to live in evangelical poverty during the late 12th and early 13th centuries, founded the Order of Friars Minor, commonly known as the Franciscans. He is also the patron saint of the environment and animals.

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While he wrote considerably on a variety of topics, the quote attributed to him in the Facebook post appears nowhere in his written works. A search of his complete writings turned up no...
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