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The Perfect Joy of Saint Francis

The Perfect Joy of Saint Francis

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  • ISBN-13: 9780898706666
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Release Date: Nov 02, 1998
  • Edition: New edition
  • Pages: 275 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.30 x 0.90 x 8.10 inches


In this classic, Felix Timmermans reveals a deep understanding and penetrating interpretation of the man Francis and the ideals that enabled him to move and to shake the whole world. Filled with humor, pathos and a strange kind of beauty, it is a combination of artistry, poetry and simplicity that plumbs the soul of Saint Francis.

Here is the whole Francis, the poet, the ascetic, the stigmatist, the servant of the poor and the lepers, the miracle worker. But above all, here is the spirit of St. Francis told as lyrically and simply as the hymns and words of Francis himself in a book that communicates the joy of St. Francis.

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