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: Jon M. Sweeney

Publisher: St. Martin's Essentials

ISBN: 1250209668

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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An introduction to St. Francis's life and his most profound teachings of faith St. Francis of Assisi is one of the most venerated Christian figures, and his profound teachings, deep love of nature, and commitment to simplicity have resonated with generations of followers. St. Francis of Assisi, the latest title in the Essential Wisdom Library, offers a simple and universal introduction to Francis’s life, his key teachings, and the spiritual practices that enriched his faith and the lives of those who follow his legacy. Author Jon M. Sweeney, one of the most popular Francis interpreters, introduces the iconic Christian as a man of his time and as one whose wisdom transcends eras. Beginning with a timeline of the saint’s life, St. Francis of Assisi includes the teachings that made Francis such a unique and powerful figure. His words apply to a diverse set of situations—from advice for people in positions of power, to teachings on gratitude, and the Rule of Life which governed every facet of life for Franciscans. The book concludes with explanations of some of his most powerful practices, which can offer wisdom and insight for our own lives. St. Francis emphasized the importance of living a simple, truthful life, making his spiritual practices just as impactful and relevant in the modern day as they were centuries ago. St. Francis of Assisi is the perfect guide for anyone looking to learn more about the saint or hoping to incorporate his wisdom into their own spiritual lives.

The Complete Writings of St. Francis of Assisi

Author: St. Francis of Assisi,of Assisi Francis, Saint,Z. El Bey

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781449952778

Category: Religion

Page: 346

View: 6919


The Complete Writings of St. Francis Assisi is the only book on the market to include the original writings of St. Francis, his own work, The Little Flowers of St. Francis and a extensive biography of the life and achievements of St. Francis. St. Francis was an extraordinary writer and poet whose writings are sure to move the young and seasoned writer on topics such as life, love, the environment, animals all while keeping a close walk with your creator.

St. Francis of Assisi

Author: Omer Englebert

Publisher: Servant Books

ISBN: 9781616366087

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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Originally published: Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1966.

St. Francis of Assisi

Author: Michael Robinson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441133437

Category: Religion

Page: 305

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Instead of simply narrating the life of the saint, Robson looks at Francis through the thoughts and writings of those who knew him: his parents, the local bishop, Pope Innocent III, Cardinal Ugolino, Saint Anthony of Padua and Saint Clare. What emerges is a new understanding of the saint.

The World of St. Francis of Assisi

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004290281

Category: History

Page: 266

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In The World of St. Francis of Assisi, thirteen scholars from diverse academic disciplines offer accounts of the way in which St. Francis shaped the world in which he lived and trace the saint’s legacy in the intervening seven centuries.

The Wisdom of St. Francis of Assisi

Author: Father Pascal Robinson

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3748156553

Category: Religion

Page: 199

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To say that the writings of St. Francis reflect his personality and his spirit is but another way of saying that they are at once formidably mystic and exquisitely human; that they combine great elevation of thought with much picturesqueness of expression. This twofold element, which found its development later on in the prose of mystics like St. Bonaventure and in the verse of poets like Jacopone da Todi, and which has ever been a marked characteristic of Franciscan ascetic literature, leads back to the writings of the Founder as to the humble upper waters of a mighty stream. St. Francis had the soul of an ascetic and the heart of a poet. His unbounded faith had an almost lyric sweetness about it; his deep sense of the spiritual is often clothed with the character of romance. This intimate union of the supernatural and the natural is nowhere more strikingly manifested than in the writings of St. Francis, which, after the vicissitudes of well nigh seven hundred winters, are still fragrant with the fragrance of the Seraphic springtide.

St. Francis of Assisi

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121216

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 1983


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.

St. Francis of America

Author: Patricia Appelbaum

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469623757

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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How did a thirteenth-century Italian friar become one of the best-loved saints in America? Around the nation today, St. Francis of Assisi is embraced as the patron saint of animals, beneficently presiding over hundreds of Blessing of the Animals services on October 4, St. Francis's Catholic feast day. Not only Catholics, however, but Protestants and other Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and nonreligious Americans commonly name him as one of their favorite spiritual figures. Drawing on a dazzling array of art, music, drama, film, hymns, and prayers, Patricia Appelbaum explains what happened to make St. Francis so familiar and meaningful to so many Americans. Appelbaum traces popular depictions and interpretations of St. Francis from the time when non-Catholic Americans "discovered" him in the nineteenth century to the present. From poet to activist, 1960s hippie to twenty-first-century messenger to Islam, St. Francis has been envisioned in ways that might have surprised the saint himself. Exploring how each vision of St. Francis has been shaped by its own era, Appelbaum reveals how St. Francis has played a sometimes countercultural but always aspirational role in American culture. St. Francis's American story also displays the zest with which Americans borrow, lend, and share elements of their religious lives in everyday practice.