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What Did The “Poverello” Really Say?

On the Feast of St. Francis, Patron of Italy, Pope Francis went to Assisi.
During one talk he clarified that the “peace” with which St. Francis is often associated is “not something saccharine“.
To the dismay of LCWR keynote speakers everywhere, neither … Continue reading

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What Did St. Francis Really Say? – 3

Now that we have a Pope named Francis, and all sorts of people are making references to St. Francis of Assisi in an attempt to pigeonhole this new Pope, we should consider who Francis of Assisi really was, what he … Continue reading

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What Did St. Francis Really Say? 02

On matters liturgical, St. Francis of Assisi.
Epistola ad clericos
Let us all consider, O clerics, the great sin and ignorance of which some are guilty regarding the most holy Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ and His most holy … Continue reading

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Who was St. Francis of Assisi? Check out a great new biography.

Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP, who posts here now and then, fairly recently published a new biography about St. Francis of Assisi.  This might be a good book for your parish priest or for seminarians or for yourself, as we watch … Continue reading

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What Did St. Francis Really Say?

Now that we have a Pope named Francis, and we know that he intended to invoke St. Francis of Assisi, we might delve into Francis looking for some clues as to what (we hope) the new Pope might be up … Continue reading

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Devil face discovered hidden in a fresco by Giotto (+1337)

From The History Blog comes this very cool story about a detail hidden in a painting by Giotto, now “discovered”.
Devil in the details.
A restorer working on a fresco by Giotto di Bondone in the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi … Continue reading

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St. Francis about priests

From The Testament of St. Francis:
“…the Lord gave me, and gives me still, such faith in priests who live according to the rite of the holy Roman Church because of their orders that, were they to persecute me, I would … Continue reading

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