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Title: LIFE OF ST FRANCIS


1
LIFE OF ST FRANCIS
  • by
  • THOMAS OF CELANO
  • 1228-1229
  • First biography

2
in
  • FRANCIS OF ASSISI
  • EARLY DOCUMENTS
  • VOLUME ONE
  • (FAED I)

3
LIFE OF ST FRANCIS
  • More theological
  • than historical
  • Written on occasion
  • of canonization

4
Features also
  • ST CLARE
  • BROTHER ELIAS
  • CARDINAL HUGOLINO
  • (POPE GREGORY IX)

5
SAINT CLARE
  • As a young woman
  • Poor Ladies
  • of San Damiano

6
BROTHER ELIAS
  • Esteemed and loved
  • Special blessing

7
CARDINAL HUGOLINO
  • Protector of the Order (1220)
  • Intellectual gifts
  • Political influence

8
POPE GREGORY IX
  • Canonized Francis (1228)
  • Announced the new Saint
  • Promoted spiritual
  • renewal

9
HAGIOGRAPHY
  • Modelled on
  • ST MARTIN OF TOURS
  • ST ANTHONY OF THE DESERT
  • Converted by the Word of God

10
SAINT FRANCIS
  • Rebuilt the Church on foundations
  • Bl. Virgin Mary
  • Apostles
  • Martyrs

11
SAINT FRANCIS
  • Rebuilt the chapels
  • St Mary of the Angels
  • St Peters
  • St Damians

12
HISTORY
  • Facts from experience of
  • Friar Thomas of Celano
  • Saint Clare
  • Other living witnesses

13
LIFE OF ST FRANCIS
  • Comprises
  • THREE BOOKS

14
BOOK ONE
  • Humility of the
  • Incarnation
  • Greccio crib

15
BOOK TWO
  • Charity of the Passion
  • Alvernia stigmata

16
BOOK THREE
  • Miracles after death
  • Pentecost in the Church

17
APPROACHES TO READING
  • Look for
  • Aims of Gregory IX
  • Other Saints lives
  • Historical elements

18
PRIMARY APPROACH
  • Spiritual formation
  • Catch the spirit of St Francis
  • Love the incarnate Word,
  • Christ Crucified and Risen
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