Francis of Assisi and His World by Mark GalliFrancis of Assisi is one of the worlds most beloved and popular religious figures--and also one of the most misrepresented. Such is the assertion of Mark Galli, who in this IVP Histories volume strips away the modern gloss in order to discover the real man in his real physical, political, and social context. Writing with lively and engaging style, Galli traces the fascinating adventure of Franciss life, from his hedonistic youth to his emergence as a Christian leader of outstanding influence and passion. The saint revealed here is not the bland, romanticized free spirit of popular misconception, but a complex and contentious man who combined an irradiated mysticism with a very practical Christian commitment and, above all, sought to glorify God as Creator. Francis of Assisi and His World is a must-read, both for the inspiring story it tells and for the beauty of its art and illustration.
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Saint Bonaventure. Translated by E. Gurney Salter. Dutton, New York, US. This work is published for the greater Glory of Jesus Christ through His most Holy Mother Mary and for the sanctification of the militant Church and her members. The grace of God our Saviour hath in these latter days appeared in His servant Francis unto all such as be truly humble, and lovers of holy Poverty, who, adoring the overflowing mercy of God seen in him, are taught by his ensample to utterly deny ungodliness and worldly lusts and to live after the manner of Christ, thirsting with unwearied desire for the blessed hope.
Clare the Poor Clares , and the lay Third Order. He was also a leader of the movement of evangelical poverty in the early 13th century. His evangelical zeal, consecration to poverty, charity , and personal charisma drew thousands of followers. Catherine of Siena are the patron saints of Italy. Francis of Assisi was an Italian friar who lived in Italy in the 13th century.
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Three Roman Catholic Cardinals — a Frenchman, an Italian, and a Spanish-English — from the Vatican convene in an Italian estate garden with an Irish-born missionary bishop from America in the mids. The missionary requests that a bishop be appointed to the United States' newly annexed territory on New Mexico. Garcia Maria de Allande, the Cardinal of Spanish-English parentage, although still a young man, has retired to his country estate following the death of Pope Gregory XVI to avoid the reforms of his successor. Allande whiles away his time playing tennis against competitors who come from as far as Spain and France. By contrast, the missionary Father Ferrand is weathered and haggard in appearance. Ferrand explains to the three Cardinals that the recent annexation of the New Mexico territory equals a country larger than Central and Western Europe combined.