Assisi and St Francis

We explore the Medieval world of Francis Bernadone and visit the contemporary hilltop town of Assisi to understand more about this man who continues to challenges us as he did then. The traveller and writer H.V. Morton wrote of St. Francis, “Of all whom had answered the call of Christ, ‘sell all you have and follow me’ St. Francis was the most literal, the most ardent and the most successful.” Some saw St. Francis as the Church’s environmentally concerned saint, the one who preached to birds and befriended a wolf. He also travelled to Egypt during the crusades in an attempt to halt the fighting by attempting to convert the Sultan of Egypt to Christianity. St. Francis, much beloved brother to the natural world. Brother Sun, Sister Water, Mother Earth. He showed us the inter-relationships between all living things. St. Francis is still an uncomfortable presence for many of us in our materialistically orientated life. How many of us would give ourselves over to the same flame of love which had consumed Francis?

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  • Face-to-Face
$39 Limited

<p>We explore the Medieval world of Francis Bernadone and visit the contemporary hilltop town of Assisi to understand more about this man who continues to challenges us as he did then. The traveller

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09 Nov

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