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  • Francis of Assisi in His Own Words

  • The Essential Writings (San Damiano Books)
  • Written by: Jon M. Sweeney
  • Narrated by: Jon M. Sweeney
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Listening to Francis's writings is like being “on the road” with him 800 years ago.

Biographies will only take you so far. It's impossible to truly understand Francis of Assisi without hearing his own words. A scholar and lover of Francis, Sweeney has added six writings to his best-selling compilation, additional texts that we're most certain came from Francis himself.

Now, short writings such as The Form of Life He Wished for Clare, The Sermon to the Birds, and The Source of True Joy combine with Francis's rules, letters, messages, songs, praises, canticles, and final spiritual testament in a most ideal introduction to the saint.

An expanded introduction and notes that add historical and theological context.

©2018 Jon M. Sweeney (P)2020 Paraclete Press, Inc

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  • Toni Bautista
  • 2020-10-29

Great book!

Learned a lot about St. Francis. I wish they would have clarified about who was in charge of the order while he was still living at the end.

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  • Kenya
  • 2021-01-04

great intro or reminder book.

enjoyed the book and the narrator was very easy to listen to. A quick read.