Francis of Assisi - The Saint: Early Documents, vol. 1

Author: Regis J. Armstrong,J. A. Wayne Hellmann,William J. Short

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 1565481100

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

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Book one of this monumental series presents new translations of texts about Francis in the early Franciscan tradition, some available in English for the first time.

St. Francis of Assisi

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121216

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 9965


This accessible spiritual biography by a phenomenally popular author chronicles the beloved saint's calling, order, and influence. Its charm and wit will appeal to even the most secular-minded readers.

Saint Francis of Assisi

Author: Demi

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 1937786048

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

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The story of a rich merchant's son who was raised to become a knight in medieval Italy. Instead he abandoned his privileged life upon receiving a vision from God, preaching to humans, animals, and nature itself.

The Life of St. Francis of Assisi

Author: St. Bonaventure

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 0895559145

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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"Francis, go and build up My house, which thou seest, is falling into ruin." To fulfill this command of Our Lord, St Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) began by restoring physical churches and continued by building up the spiritual Church in souls. Francis' humility, purity, and true joy inspired many to conversion and a deeper faith. Never ordained a priest, St. Francis nonetheless was a preacher and a miracle-worker of the first order - curing, prophesying, casting out devils, turning water into wine, and raising people frmo the dead. The Life of St Francis of Assisi by St Bonaventure conveys a picture of the Saint that renders an indelible impression of a man totally transformed by God.

Francis of Assisi

Author: Michael De La Bedoyere

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

ISBN: 0918477891

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 326

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Meet the man behind the myths. This book takes you beyond the nature-lover of popular myth to the real St. Francis of Assisi, model of holiness and Christian courage. You'll learn the full story behind the famous incidents in Francis's life, including his hugging the leper and his sermon to the birds. St. Francis of Assisi is a superb model for each of us today: an ordinary man who by God's grace was able to do extraordinary things.

St. Francis of Assisi

Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 9780385029001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

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Traces the life of St. Francis and relates how the pervasive faith of medieval times influenced his devotion to God and the religious life. Reprint.

The Poverty of Riches

Author: Kenneth Baxter Wolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195182804

Category: History

Page: 165

View: 4795


Saint Francis of Assisi is arguably the most attractive saint ever produced by the Catholic Church. Based on a reconsideration of the earliest biographies of the saint, and Francis's own writings, this title sheds light on the inherent ironies of poverty as a spiritual discipline and its relationship to poverty as a socio-economic affliction.

The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi

Author: Ugolino (di Monte Santa Maria.),William Heywood

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 037570020X

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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A new introduction by Madeleine L'Engle highlights this inspirational volume, which combines the story of St. Francis of Assisi and his adoption of a life of poverty and humility, with accounts of miracles attributed to the saint. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Saint Francis of Assisi

Author: Jacques Le Goff

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415284738

Category: Religion

Page: 159

View: 6386


Known for speaking with the birds, for professing poverty, receiving the stigmata and for initiating the Franciscan order, Francis of Assisi is one of the most radical and inspiring figures in church history. In this celebrated biography, now available in English for the first time, the distinguished medievalist Jacques Le Goff paints a detailed picture of the life of Francis of Assisi. Locating Francis in the feudal world of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and exploring the social and political changes taking place at the time, Le Goff assess the dramatic influence of the saint on the medieval church and celebrates his role in the spiritual revival of the Catholic Church.