Learn more about Pope Francis and about Saint Francis

Do you want to know a little more about Pope Francis?  Publishers are getting up to speed. We know so much about Pope Benedict before his election.  In comparison, we don’t really know much about this new fellow.

(Readers in UK and Canada… I have an search box for you at the bottom of the blog… cut and paste titles or authors.)

There are new books for pre-order (buy a Kindle HERE).

Pope Francis by Matthew Bunson

Available for pre-order On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family, and the Church in the Twenty-First Century by Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Francis: Pope of a New World by Andrea Tornielli

I looked at an advance copy of this book and it is… okay.

A great new biography of St. Francis of Assisi by Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP, who posts here now and then. Learn about the saint after whom Pope Francis purposely chose his name.

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  1. Jack Regan says:

    Thanks Father… I’ll order some of these :)

    I suspect that the more we learn about Pope Francis, the more we’ll like.

  2. Darren says:

    I bought the book by Fr. Thompson shortly after first reading about it on this blog. I have only read the first two chapters, but I can already say what a wonderful book it is. It is well-researched, well-written… …I have read several books on St. Francis and read some more at the Franciscan Archive web site, yet I have already learned so much more in just two chapters of this book.

    The others I have that I have read are the biography by St. Bonaventure, the Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Francis of Assisi & the Conversion of the Muslims by Frank Rega and St. Francis of Assisi by G.K. Chesterton.

  3. Patrick-K says:

    My wife and I watched an Italian movie from 1950, “Francesco, giullare di Dio” (English title: “The Flowers of St. Francis”)… I think there were probably some artistic liberties taken with the historical facts, but it’s a beautiful movie. Francis is portrayed as someone who is sensitive and compassionate, but equally a disciplined and intelligent leader.

  4. Helier says:

    You may also find the site linked below interesting. This young lady has undertaken translating many of Cardinal Bergoglio’s homilies into English.


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