Item description for The Gift of Saint Francis by John Davis, Don McMonigle & Lynne Muir...
Overview St. Francis continues to speak, and the simplicity of his compelling message has universal appeal. The capacity of St. Francis for love, his utter commitment to the example of Christ, and his respect for all God's creatures have an enduring fascination. This book presents the legacy of St. Francis in stories, prayers, and "pilgrimage" to the places that he made holy. Delicate drawings and skilled calligraphy by Lynne Muir.
Publishers Description The Gift of St. Francis is an inviting, appealing, informative introduction to St. Francis and his time. His prophetic message continues to have a universal appeal, and this book presents the legacy of St. Francis in stories, prayers, and 'pilgrimage' to the places made holy by Francis. The delicate drawings and skilled calligraphy of illustrator Lynne Muir emphasize the contemplative experience that is another of St. Francis' gifts.
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Studio: Ave Maria Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.99" Width: 5.99" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.59 lbs.
Release Date Feb 5, 2004
Publisher Ave Maria Press
ISBN 087793603X ISBN13 9780877936039
Availability 0 units.
More About John Davis, Don McMonigle & Lynne Muir
Davis is an Anglican parish priest in Melbourne, historian and former tertiary teacher.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Gift of Saint Francis?
St. Frances a conservationalist, who knew? Nov 7, 2007
I was looking in a catalogue (Carruth). One of his pieces had St. Frances. You looked upon his back with his hands and arms outstretched as if talking to a bunch of birds in the bushes. Was a nice piece of artwork. It also spurred my curiousity.
I am not Catholic but did know of St. Frances of Asissi (sp?). I asked my Catholic friend about St. Frances. She told me how he was born into wealth and gave it all up to follow Christ. I said yeah but what has that got to do with birds?
She found me this book. Read it herself and gave it to me.
It was a quick read. Had a nice overview of his life and how his monastic order came to be. It showed how strong his fatih, beliefs and convictions were which in today's world I found really refreshing to read about such a noble person. It also brings in St. Clare.
And yes, it explains the birds. I get it now. I learned that St Frances was, not only a man of God, but a rocking conservationalist too.