St. Francis and Pope Francis: Prayer, Poverty, and Joy in Jesus

St. Francis and Pope Francis: Prayer, Poverty, and Joy in Jesus

by Alan Schreck

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St. Francis and Pope Francis: Prayer, Poverty, and Joy in Jesus by Alan Schreck

What do a medieval Italian Catholic and a twenty-first-century pope from Argentina have in common? The certainty that encountering Jesus can change your life and the world. Alan Schreck, author and professor, considers the times and messages of both St. Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis, and invites you to experience the same freedom and joy that they have found in Jesus. St. Francis and Pope Francis brings together themes that are central to the mission of both of these men: Conversion - their stories are different but their message the same: turn to God, Prayer - union with Jesus is for everyone, Poverty - the imitation of Christ heals and restores, Church - faithfulness is the foundation for renewal, Mission - the same in every age: share the Gospel, Joy - the hallmark of Catholic life, and possible for us today Two men separated by 800 years. One vision. As Pope Francis said on a visit to Assisi: "I seem to hear the voice of St. Francis repeating: 'The Gospel, the Gospel!'"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612787886
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 09/23/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Following Jesus 13

Chapter 2 Conversion: The Task of a Lifetime 27

Chapter 3 Prayer: A Window into the Soul 41

Chapter 4 Poverty: In Imitation of Jesus 63

Chapter 5 Communion: Together on the Journey

Chapter 6 Church: To Live as Catholics 91

Chapter 7 Mission: Proclaiming the Gospel 107

Chapter 8 Joy: Hallmark of the Christian 123

Chapter 9 The Profound Un-Theologian 141

Notes 163

About the Author 175

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