Tomorrow Night: St. Francis of Assisi

Tomorrow at the small group our discussion shall focus upon St. Francis of Assisi.

The Texts:

The Canticle of Brother Sun

The Later Rule of 1223

Possibly some selections from The Little Flowers, one about Francis consulting Sister Clare and Brother Sylvester about whether to devote his life to prayer or to preaching, another about Francis and Ruffino preaching naked.

Our biblical text will be Mark 10:17-31.

My emphasis will be upon St. Francis’ ministry to human beings, especially upon his preaching of repentance.  He was called by Christ to build his Church, and this is the core of Francis’ work in the world.  The heart of all he did was a reckless love of God and radical commitment to the Gospel.

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2 thoughts on “Tomorrow Night: St. Francis of Assisi

  1. Sounds interesting. We just purchased the movie Brother Sun, Sister Moon as one of the films we’ll be watching/discussing at The Place this year (trying to do some new, creative things). BTW, thanks for the articles you sent. They arrived yesterday and I look forward to reading them.

    • Ah, Brother Sun, Sister Moon! I like that movie. It’s kind of weird sometimes, but it should be excellent at starting discussion. I hope it does the job!

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