St. Francis Patron of Italy is a monthly magazine with worldwide diffusion, founded in 1920 in Assisi by the Order of Friars Minor Conventual.

It came into being in commemoration of the seventh centenary of Saint Francis, Patron Saint of Italy (1226-1926). It is the official press body of the Basilica of Saint Francis and the Sacro Convento of Assisi, a point of reference for Franciscans around the world and for devotees of Francis, printing more than 100,000 copies each month. It is distributed free of charge to local homes and in hospitals.

St. Francis magazine is translated into Braille for the visually impaired and blind.

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Over the years, the magazine has availed itself of the skills of columnists and experts in art, culture, Franciscanism and religion to promote reflection and debate on an international level.