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Being Franciscan

Living the Tradition

Being Franciscan

Living the Tradition

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Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich
ISBN: 9781786224309
Number of Pages: 208
Published: 20/09/2022
Width: 13.5 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
Franciscan spirituality, with its characteristic simplicity, joy, openness and welcome to all, compassionate action and love for creation - all undergirded by prayer and study, offers as compelling a vision for today’s world as when Francis of Assisi first responded to God’s call over 800 years ago. For all seeking inspiration for living the Franciscan charism today, this lively and informed guide introduces its key figures and essential writings. The author, an Anglican Franciscan friar and theologian, draws out the movement’s core teachings from its founding figures and its earliest texts: · Francis and the essence of prayer and reconciliation with all created things; · Clare of Assisi and contemplative practice; · Giles of Assisi, solitude, storytelling and spiritual direction; · Bonaventure, study and spiritual wisdom · Angela of Foligno and mystical experience; · Jacapone da Todi and praise in poetry and song. Intended as an introduction to living the Franciscan charism today, this also includes a reader’s guide with questions for personal or group discussion.

Nicholas Worssam, ssf

Nicholas Worssam ssf taught at Seoul Anglican University before joining the Franciscans. He is Guardian of Glasshampton Monastery, the order’s house of prayer and an Honorary Canon of Worcester Cathedral.

'A series of wonderful vignettes into the lives of various Franciscan holy men and women... offer[ing] insights into the ways people have been inspired to give expression to their own calling in Christ.' -- John-Francis Friendship, author of What Do You Seek? 'Witnesses and guides to Franciscan spirituality speak with poignant urgency of human frailty, divine suffering, and the glory of a world 'pregnant with God.' -- J.P. Williams, author of Seeking the God Beyond 'Invites readers to explore some of the key figures in the early Franciscan tradition, each offering their own contributions to the beautiful and multifaceted tapestry of Franciscan spirituality.' -- Daniel Horan OFM 'Honesty, integrity and authenticity shine out.' -- Andrew D. Mayes TSSF, author of Journey to the Centre of the Soul

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