Science & Culture

  • World-renowned Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, who is best known for writing El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, was an officially ordained Secular Franciscan.
  • Consistently displaying a tendency for world travel, spiritual wandering, and philosophical exploration, Greek author, translator, and intellectual Nikos Kazantzakis admitted to a lifelong affinity for Saint Francis of Assisi that presumably began when he attended a high school run by the Franciscans on the isle of Naxos, where he learned French and Italian and about