Lent calls us to turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel. Few saints have done this more intentionally than St. Francis of Assisi. He lived the teachings of Jesus, often quite literally, from the time of his conversion until his death. In doing so, he inspired people of his own time as well as millions from his day to our own, to do likewise. By pairing the words and deeds of Francis with the Scripture readings for Lent, Lent With St. Francis: Daily Reflections helps readers reflect on how they, too, can live the Gospel in the circumstances of their daily lives. It is written in a simple and engaging style that will draw readers in to the life of Francis, as they grow in their faith and spiritual practice through the inspiration of this beloved saint.
Images of travel and voyages abound in the writings of St. Francis de Sales who encouragingly and alluringly invites those seeking his guidance to travel the road that Jesus himself has so graciously and courageously opened up for us. This he has done by his life, death and resurrection, thereby giving us access to God. It is St. Francis de Saless thought and ideas that are paraphrased and adapted here to present an enticing invitation to make this Lenten journey in his company and in that of Our Lord. Accept the invitation to journey through Lent with Jesus Christ and one of the great spiritual writers of the Catholic Church, St. Francis de Sales. Inside you will find an Invitation from St. Francis de Sales, a short biography of St. Francis de Sales, a description of the Salesian Spirit, and more. Each day of Lent, weekdays and Sundays, begins with: a Gospel Reading, a selection from the Writings of St. Francis de Sales, a Reflection, and a Prayer. May the presence of Jesus Christ and the gentle and loving kindness of St. Francis de Sales guide you on your Lenten Journey, and lead you to Gods Holy Easter of Peace, Love and Joy.
Twelve sermons on key aspects of the Christian life given during Lent, 1622--fasting, how to resist temptation, the danger of losing one's soul, living faith vs. dead or dying faith, Christian attitude toward death, proper conduct in illness, God\'s special providence toward those living a spiritual life, the hidden meanings of Our Lord's Passion, eternal happiness, mutual charity, etc. Impr. 230 pgs, PB
The Hope of Lent: Daily Reflections from Pope Francis gathers the wisdom of Pope Francis for each day of the Lenten season. Offering inspiring quotes from Pope Francis, insightful commentary, and questions and challenges designed to encourage readers to bring the Word to life, this book is for anyone looking for ways to make the pope s message and his commitment to Gospel living part of their daily life during the transformative season of Lent. "
The Little Flowers Of Saint Francis Of Assisi ... Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Mother Mary Francis, abbess of a Poor Clare Monastery for over forty years, left an enduring legacy in her writings and in the conferences given to her spiritual daughters. The many readers who have found spiritual enrichment in other books by Mother Mary Francis will appreciate her beautiful meditations here on the liturgical season of Lent. Although originally addressed to contemplative nuns, these meditations reveal the treasures of the liturgy to Christians in all walks of life. Her insights into Holy Scripture spring from the prayer of one who dwelt in a cloister at the heart of the Church for over sixty-two years, and who daily rested on the Eucharistic Heart of Christ. Her creative intellect and poet's heart have engendered reflections that illuminate the daily Mass readings in a fresh and attractive way. She is a true daughter of St. Francis of Assisi, who found perfect joy by turning away from self to God. These meditations enlighten the reader to see conversion as positive and enriching, and help us to understand that the generous embrace of Lenten penance has a purpose and brings a wondrous reward: deeper union with God. As a spiritual guide, Mother Mary Francis excels in the art of persuasion, aware that the human heart cannot be forced but only gently led to holiness. She makes this goal attractive and desirable by tirelessly explaining why it is the happiest and wisest way to live. This book will provide a wealth of material for plundering the riches of the Lenten season and for deepening one's spiritual life. Her meditations are profound and timeless, not changing from year to year, thus providing a lifetime of Lenten meditations in this one volume.
Writings and Early Biographies : English Omnibus of the Sources for the Life of St. Francis
Author: Marion Alphonse Habig
Publisher: Franciscan Media
This collection includes the saint's writings and early sources documenting his life and societal impact, including: Complete writings of St. Francis First and Second Lives by Thomas of Celano Longer and Shorter Lives by St. Bonaventure Legend of the Three Companions Legend of Perugia Mirror of Perfection Little Flowers of Saint Francis Sacrum Commercium Shorter Contemporary Testimonies This two-volume, paperback set is not sold separately.