Day by Day with Saint Francis: 365 Meditations

Day by Day with Saint Francis: 365 Meditations

by Gianluigi Pasquale
     
 

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The infectious love of God that made Saint Francis into 'God's jester' leaps out from every page of this book. It entices the reader to change profoundly. Looking at Francis who lived in poverty and was utterly in love with Jesus Christ, Christian believers, followers of other religions and even those who declare they have no faith, find they have, in some way,

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The infectious love of God that made Saint Francis into 'God's jester' leaps out from every page of this book. It entices the reader to change profoundly. Looking at Francis who lived in poverty and was utterly in love with Jesus Christ, Christian believers, followers of other religions and even those who declare they have no faith, find they have, in some way, something in common with him, something that stirs their sympathy.

Passages taken from Saint Francis's own writings and from the writings of others about him outline his spirit and make it possible to meet the saint as if he were standing next to you. His life, which re-founded a whole civilization, can do the same to anyone who meets him.

After eight hundred years there is profound similarity between the people of Francis's time and the people we meet along our streets: they have a hunger for something 'more', an unease in the heart that the emptiness of pleasure cannot fill.

These 365 days of meditations sing Francis's example that living the Gospel in poverty of spirit is the most wonderful and the simplest adventure a person can embark upon in order to be happy.

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Editorial Reviews

The Midwest Book Review
'Humor's power should not be underestimated. Day by Day with Saint Francis: 365 Meditations is a collection of 365 meditations from the saint who looked to joy to spread the love of God, to those who were in need of a bright spot in their lives more than anyone else. With an uplifting drive and no shortage of subjects to ponder about the world, Day by Day with Saint Francis is an insightful and much recommended read for the religious who want to preach joy instead of condemnation, highly recommended.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565483941
Publisher:
New City Press NY
Publication date:
10/10/2011
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Gianluigi Pasquale holds doctorates in philosophy and theology and is a professor at the Lateran Pontifical University in Rome, as well as president and professor at the Theological Study Center in Venice. He has published books on the letters of Padre Pio and on St. Francis of Assisi.

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