With a new Preface by the noted writer Madeleine L’Engle, author of nearly fifty books of fiction and non-fiction, including A Wrinkle in Time. St. Francis of Assisi’s ecstatic embrace of a life of poverty revolutionized Christianity even as it transformed the ethics of the West. In this luminous and lively book, St. Francis’s followers preserved his legend and those of his first disciples, combining stories of miracles with convincing portraits of men who were no less human for having been touched by God.
"God is our home but many of us have strayed from our native land. The venerable authors of these Spiritual Classics are expert guides–may we follow their directions home." –Archbishop Desmond Tutu
St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals and ecology. St. Francis expressed his devotion to God through his love for all of God’s creatures. He cared for the poor and sick, preached sermons to animals, and praised… More about St. Francis of Assisi