The Lessons of Saint Francis

The Lessons of Saint Francis

How to Bring Simplicity and Spirituality into Your Daily Life

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452278349
  • 272 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult


The life of St. Francis of Assisi was a paradigm of simplicity, humanity, and love. In today’s busy world, his practices have enormous appeal, described in this inspiring work by John Michael Talbot, the founder of The Brothers and Sisters of Charity, a lay order based on the Franciscan principles of simplicity and self-sufficiency.In The Lessons Of St. Francis, Talbot and co-author Steve Rabey demonstrate the enduring significance of Franciscan wisdom. Organized by topic, such as Simplicity, Humility, Compassion, Solitude, Service, and Prayer, each chapter includes excerpts from the writings of St. Francis, as well as those of his followers and biographers. Combining deep spiritual insights with the offer of a saner, less chaotic way of living, The Lessons Of St. Francis offers wise advice on how to incorporate these virtues into our own lives today.

Table of Contents

The Lessons of St. Francis – John Michael Talbot with Steve Rabey 1. A Tangible Saint
2. Simplicity
3. Joy
4. Solitude
5. Humility
6. Creativity
7. Chastity
8. Community
9. Compassion
10. Creation
11. Service
12. Peace
13. Prayer
14. Francis: His Life and Legacy
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