Francis

Immagine della Risurrezione

In his Leggenda Maggiore (Greater Legend), St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio offers a key to the theological understanding of the Stigmata, received by Francis of Assisi ...

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I cibi preferiti da san Francesco

Saint Francis is described most often only from an ascetic and penitential perspective; little if any attention is paid regarding the food, which the saint did not ...

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San Francesco e la Quaresima

Chapter VII of "Fioretti" tells of a Lent that Francis wanted to spend in total solitude on an islet of Lake Trasimeno, near Perugia. Throughout the period from ...

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L'esperienza della malattia

In his youth Francis was struck with a long illness (FF 323 and 1030), often explained as the result of his one-year incarceration in one or more of the terrible ...

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Un abile ed appassionante comunicatore

Francis of Assisi was, for the men of his time, a savvy communicator. In his two "Lives" of the saint, Thomas of Celano tells of Francis' style of preaching. In ...

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Uniti nella lode

Although he lived centuries before the Protestant Reformation and the painful rifts that marked the Church with the wars of religion that followed, Saint Francis ...

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La grazia del lavoro

The motto of St Benedict "ora et labora" placed within the context of the European economic system 'two' distinct actions -- prayer and work -- which take place ...

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L'abbraccio universale di Francesco

In chapter XXIII of the Franciscan Rule 'non bollata', can be found a long and heartfelt exhortation to prayer and thanksgiving by Francis, which he addresses to ...

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Povertà come gratuità

"Francis of Assisi cannot be reduced to one definition or to a single dimension, because the hermeneutical key that 'explains' him is his conversion to the Gospel ...

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