This name carries a legacy of reconciliation (St. Francis was famous for his outreach to the Muslim world), and of self-sacrifice.
Your capacity for self-sacrifice grows when you feel unbearable pain.
It may just require some self-sacrifice like, say, selling your car to afford the chemo.
Both followed wars; people were tired of idealism and self-sacrifice and were determined to enjoy a self- indulgent materialism.
The struggle was soon over, and the impulse of self-sacrifice had conquered.
They are highly characteristic of the courage and self-sacrifice of the writer.
"There is no happy life for woman—the advantage that the world offers her is her choice in self-sacrifice," wrote Mr. Howells.
The self-sacrifice of a human being is not a lovely thing, Violet.
She had a clever scheme, concocted by herself and Mary Lou while they mingled their tears over this recital of self-sacrifice.
Is this the manner in which the spirit of self-sacrifice can be roused in the masses?