The Life of St. Francis of Assisi

Author: St Bonaventure,Cardinal Manning

Publisher: Tan Books

ISBN: 9780895551511

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 165

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Francis, go and build up My house, which as thou seest, is falling into ruin. To fulfill this command of Our Lord, St. Francis of Assisi (c. 1181-1226) began by restoring physical churches and continued by building up the spiritual Church. 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 ordercuring, prophesying, casting out devils, turning water into wine, and raising people from 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 in God and by God.

Life of St. Francis of Assisi

Author: Paul Sabatier

Publisher: Binker North



Page: 498

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Francis of Assisi is pre-eminently the saint of the Middle Ages. Owing nothing to church or school he was truly theodidact, and if he perhaps did not perceive the revolutionary bearing of his preaching, he at least always refused to be ordained priest. He divined the superiority of the spiritual priesthood. Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d'Assisi), born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, informally named as Francesco (1181/1182 - 3 October 1226), was an Italian Catholic friar, deacon and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women's Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history. Pope Gregory IX canonized Francis on 16 July 1228. Along with Saint Catherine of Siena, he was designated Patron saint of Italy. He later became associated with patronage of animals and the natural environment, and it became customary for Catholic and Anglican churches to hold ceremonies blessing animals on his feast day of 4 October. He is often remembered as the patron saint of animals. In 1219, he went to Egypt in an attempt to convert the Sultan to put an end to the conflict of the Crusades.[6] By this point, the Franciscan Order had grown to such an extent that its primitive organizational structure was no longer sufficient. He returned to Italy to organize the Order. Once his community was authorized by the Pope, he withdrew increasingly from external affairs. Francis is also known for his love of the Eucharist.[7] In 1223, Francis arranged for the first Christmas live nativity scene.[8][9][2] According to Christian tradition, in 1224 he received the stigmata during the apparition of Seraphic angels in a religious ecstasy [10] making him the first recorded person in Christian history to bear the wounds of Christ's Passion.[11] He died during the evening hours of 3 October 1226, while listening to a reading he had requested of Psalm 142.

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: Omer Englebert

Publisher: Servant Books

ISBN: 9781616366087

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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Originally published: Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1966.

The Life and Prayers of Saint Francis of Assisi

Author: Wyatt North

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781484938980

Category: Religion

Page: 70

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One part biography, one part prayer book, The Life and Prayers of Saint Francis of Assisi is an essential book for any Christian. Saint Francis of Assisi is quite possibly the most popular of all Christian saints. Perhaps it is his adoration for all living things or his unrelenting generosity that has made so many people open their hearts to him. Perhaps it is the deep conviction and piety expressed not only by the saint himself, but in his name, in the Franciscan orders throughout the centuries. Whatever the reason, in a world that is quickly developing in a direction diametrically opposite to the saint's own simple asceticism, Saint Francis of Assisi still stirs strong emotions and compassion. How close he found God, in the very nature around him, is inspiring.

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.

Saint Francis of Assisi

Author: Bret Thoman, OFS

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 1618907514

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 1957

All Christians know his name. Few truly know the man. Francis of Assisi was not even five feet tall. He was not well educated. And yet he is the one saint commonly recognized as Alter Christus, the “other Christ.” Francis is not just any saint—he’s a saint for everyone, whatever your place or position in life. But do we really know him? Who was this man at his core? What was it that thrust this little man from a little town to the heights of sanctity, into a place of high honor among the celestial court? In this riveting biography, author Bret Thoman accomplishes what few biographers have. He pierces the inner life of Francis, revealing his deepest passions, his unquenchable love for poverty, and his unshakable grip on the core of the Gospel. The life of Francis, so often festooned with spectacle and miracle, is in reality the story of a soul yearning for God in every moment and glimpsing His presence in all creation. If you want to see the hidden life of the greatest saint, if you want to hear his thoughts, if you want to feel the fervor that blazed within his soul, you must readSt. Francis of Assisi: Passion, Poverty, and the Man who Transformed the Catholic Church.

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

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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.

Francis of Assisi

Author: Lawrence Cunningham

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802827623

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 174

View: 8055

In this new biography of St. Francis, Cunningham follows the saint's life in chronological order, placing him within his culture, exploring official developments within the Catholic Church, and highlighting the many conversions of Francis as his life played out.

Reluctant Saint

Author: Donald Spoto

Publisher: Viking Adult


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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An account of the life of one of the great Catholic saints delves into his own unpublished letters to offer a portrait of this complicated man and the movement he spawned.