John V. Kruse, PhD, is a historical theologian with expertise in Franciscan spirituality and the office of the papacy. Dr. Kruse, a resident of Wilmington, Delaware, is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Neumann College in Aston, Pennsylvania.
Advent and Christmas Wisdom from St. Francis of Assisiby John Kruse (Compiler)
Each day's selection offers a new insight from one of the most beloved saints, St. Francis of Assisi. Through his words, we are reminded of
It's easy to get lost in the bustle of Christmas shopping and holiday parties, losing sight of God. Advent and Christmas Wisdom from St. Francis of Assisi gives readers a momentary cease in the chaos, allowing daily meditation.
Each day's selection offers a new insight from one of the most beloved saints, St. Francis of Assisi. Through his words, we are reminded of the simplicity in poverty, the reverence of God's word, of showing gratitude, and practicing forgiveness. Along with the words of St. Francis are daily Scripture readings and prayers that mirror his philosophy. After reflecting, readers will find an Advent action - something simple they can do to keep the words and prayers alive with them throughout the day.
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