Enter Assisi: An Invitation to Franciscan Spirituality

Enter Assisi: An Invitation to Franciscan Spirituality


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ISBN-13: 9781616367091
Publisher: Franciscan Media
Publication date: 02/20/2015
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 682,394
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Murray Bodo, O.F.M., is a Franciscan priest and a member of the Franciscan Academy. An award-winning author of many books, including Francis: The Journey and the Dream, Francis and Jesus, Landscape of Prayer and The Simple Way: Meditations on the Words of Saint Francis, he writes and lectures on Franciscan spirituality. As an internationally known poet, Fr. Bodo has participated in poetry readings in Europe and the United States. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and travels yearly to Rome and Assisi, Italy, where he leads Franciscan pilgrimages.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction: Invitation xv

Part 1 Enter Assist 1

Chapter 1 Assist Is… 3

Chapter 2 The Blessing of Assist 7

Chapter 3 Of Walls and Gates 13

Chapter 4 Enter Assisi 18

Chapter 5 Through the Writer's Gate 22

Chapter 6 Stages 31

Chapter 7 Passing through the Gate 35

Chapter 8 Your Own Porta San Giacomo a Muro Rupto 39

Part 2 Discovering Clare 43

Chapter 9 Porta Moiano: Clare's Passage to a New Life 45

Chapter 10 Through the Moiano Gate 53

Chapter 11 The Dormitory of St. Clare 56

Part 3 Beyond Assisi 67

Chapter 12 The Olive Trees of Assisi 69

Chapter 13 Peace amid War 73

Chapter 14 Of Caves 80

Chapter 15 Porta dei Cappuccini: The Capuchin Gate 85

Chapter 16 Crossings 89

Chapter 17 Ordinary Gates 94

Part 4 Longing 97

Chapter 18 Porta Perlici: Gate of the Wounded Warrior 99

Chapter 19 When the Gates Don't Speak 104

Chapter 20 Silence and Solitude 107

Chapter 21 The Joy of Being Elsewhere 110

Chapter 21 Longing 114

Afterword 119

Notes 121


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