As a child I heard the story of St Francis of Assisi and how he founded the Franciscan Order of friars. I remember being impressed by the church in Assisi when I visited as a young teenager in the 1960s. Especially, the statue with the live doves living in the nest in his hands.
I also remember a young couple kissing in the square outside the church. A monk or priest took off his belt and set about them. Presumably this was an act of love because if they carried on in this way it would be hellfire for them.