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The Road to Assisi: The Essential Biography of St. Francis - 120th Anniversary Edition
     

The Road to Assisi: The Essential Biography of St. Francis - 120th Anniversary Edition

by Jon M. Sweeney
 

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He conversed with both the pope and the sultan. He transformed a taste for fine things and troubadour poetry into greater loves for poverty and joyful devotion to God. He never intended to found a traditional, religious "movement," but he did. His brothers had to guard him closely as he died in fear that someone would try to snatch the body of this living saint.

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He conversed with both the pope and the sultan. He transformed a taste for fine things and troubadour poetry into greater loves for poverty and joyful devotion to God. He never intended to found a traditional, religious "movement," but he did. His brothers had to guard him closely as he died in fear that someone would try to snatch the body of this living saint. Who was Francis of Assisi?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612614632
Publisher:
Paraclete Press
Publication date:
02/28/2014
Edition description:
New Edition, 120th Anniversary Edition
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
602,138
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author


About the authors
 
Paul Sabatier (1858-1928) was educated in Paris and served as a pastor in Strasbourg. In mid-life, he dedicated himself to research and writing about Francis. His pioneering work has influenced the work of generations of scholars and biographers since his time.
 
Jon M. Sweeney is the author of many books including The Pope Who Quit, which was recently optioned by HBO.

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