Franciscan Prayer

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Masterfully written and intensely enlightening, Franciscan Prayer could very well be considered the essential handbook for all those seeking to pray and live the Franciscan way.

With exquisite execution, Franciscan theologian Ilia Delio clearly outlines what it means to pray as a Franciscan. Through her experience as a discalced Carmelite nun and then her transformation into Franciscan scholar, Sister Delio brings to light the “contemplative,”...

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Overview


Masterfully written and intensely enlightening, Franciscan Prayer could very well be considered the essential handbook for all those seeking to pray and live the Franciscan way.

With exquisite execution, Franciscan theologian Ilia Delio clearly outlines what it means to pray as a Franciscan. Through her experience as a discalced Carmelite nun and then her transformation into Franciscan scholar, Sister Delio brings to light the “contemplative,” “cosmic” and “evangelizing” aspects of Franciscan prayer.

Everyone, says Delio, seems to know about Francis’ life, his miracles, his devotion to evangelization and his dedication to living a simple and humble life, yet few know about his prayer life, which seemed, over the centuries, to get lost in the paper shuffle between theologians, followers and historical biographers.

It is through Clare of Assisi, Delio asserts, that we have insights into the Franciscan path of prayer. “[Clare] provides the ‘road-map’ of prayer for evangelical life…she was able to do this because she lived under monastic rule while ardently desiring evangelical life.” Through Clare’s letters and actions, we find the rudiments of Franciscan prayer: “Gaze—Consider—Contemplate—Imitate.”

Delio also uses the insights of Saint Bonaventure as well as Saint Francis to fully show the meaning and purpose of prayer in the Franciscan tradition.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780867166149
  • Publisher: Franciscan Media
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Pages: 198
  • Sales rank: 381,652
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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  • Posted November 8, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A Handbook on Franciscan Prayer

    This is a great book by Sr. Ilia Delio. It is something of an introduction, not only to Franciscan prayer, but also to Franciscan spirituality as a whole. Each page of the book has insights that can be taken to prayer and reflection. I love this book. It is not only for Franciscans but for everybody.

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