The Franciscan Tradition: Franciscan Tradition

The Franciscan Tradition: Franciscan Tradition

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Overview

Saint Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved saints. His commitment to God's will, his yearning to embrace poverty, and his attentiveness to the Spirit's presence in his life continue to inspire Christians and non-Christians alike. The Franciscan Tradition highlights some of the most influential people in Franciscan history. Using the writings of men and women from the First, Second, and Third Orders, this volume shows the breadth and depth of the Franciscan way of life. Presented here are saints and martyrs, contemplatives and preachers, theologians and reformers. They heeded God's call, found hope in Francis' mission, and now provide wisdom for those who seek to follow God.

Regis J. Armstrong, OFM Cap, is a world-renowned expert on Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Clare of Assisi. In addition to translating and editing Francis and Clare: The Complete Works and three editions of Clare of Assisi: Early Documents, he was editor-in-chief of the four-volumeFrancis of Assisi: Early Documents and has written St. Francis of Assisi: Writings for a Gospel Life, True Joy. Armstrong is The John C. and Gertrude P. Hubbard Professor of Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America.

Ingrid J. Peterson, OSF, is an adjunct faculty member of the Franciscan Institute, Saint Bonaventure University, and has been an English professor at the College of Saint Teresa and Quincy University. She is a Sister of Saint Francis from Rochester, Minnesota. Peterson is the author of Clare of Assisi: A Biographical Study and coauthor of Praying With Clare of Assisi. In 2000 the Franciscan Institute awarded her the Franciscan medal for Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship in Franciscan Studies. She is the first woman to receive this honor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814639221
Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
Publication date: 05/01/2010
Series: Spirituality In History
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Regis J. Armstrong, OFM Cap, is a world-renowned expert on Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Clare of Assisi. In addition to translating and editing Francis and Clare: The Complete Works and three editions of Clare of Assisi: Early Documents, he was editor-in-chief of the four-volume Francis of Assisi: Early Documents and has written St. Francis of Assisi: Writings for a Gospel Life, True Joy. Armstrong is The John C. and Gertrude P. Hubbard Professor of Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America.

Ingrid J. Peterson, OSF, is an adjunct faculty member of the Franciscan Institute, Saint Bonaventure University, and has been an English professor at the College of Saint Teresa and Quincy University. She is a Sister of Saint Francis from Rochester, Minnesota. Peterson is the author of Clare of Assisi: A Biographical Study and coauthor of Praying With Clare of Assisi. In 2000 the Franciscan Institute awarded her the Franciscan medal for Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship in Franciscan Studies. She is the first woman to receive this honor.

Phyllis Zagano is the Series Editor

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

Introduction

The Franciscan Tradition

Francis of Assisi (c. 1182-1226) 1

The First Order of the Lesser Brothers 9

The Rule of the Friars Minor 11

Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) 17

Bonaventure of Bagnoregio (c. 1217-1274) 23

Felix of Cantalice (1515-1587) 30

Junipero Serra (1713-1784) 37

Maximilian Mary Kolbe (1894-1941) 50

Solanus Casey (1870-1957) 57

The Second Order of the Poor Ladies 65

The Form of Life of Clare of Assisi 67

Clare of Assisi (1194-1253) 78

Colette of Corbie (1381-1447) 89

Catherine of Bologna (1413-1463) 95

Veronica Giuliani (1660-1727) 99

The Third Order of the Brothers and Sisters of Penance 105

An Exhortation of St. Francis to the Brothers and Sisters of Penance 107

Angela of Foligno (1248-1309) 110

The Third Order Regular 119

Mary of the Passion (1839-1904) 121

Marianne Cope of Molokai (1838-1918) 128

The Third Order Secular 135

The Marytrs of Nagasaki (1597) 137

Jean-Marie Vianney (1786-1859) 143

Matt Talbot (1856-1925) 149

New Rules 163

The Secular Franciscan Order 165

The Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order Approved by Pope Paul VI (1978) 167

The Third Order Regular of St. Francis 173

The Rule and Life of the Brothers and Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis Approved by Pope John Paul II (1982) 175

Notes 183

Bibliography 189

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