Monday, April 17, 2017

The later life of St. Francis of Assisi

Reading a review of Reluctant Saint in First Things.
Ruined physically by blindness, malaria, cancers, and leprosy, and unable to govern his own Order, which was already breaking into factions, Francis’ spiritual mettle was truly tested. Earlier, he had told his brothers that God “wanted me to be a new kind of fool in this world.” At the end, Francis was anything but a carefree troubadour.
Don't really know too much about him, but as he's a founder of such a long-lived movement, I guess I should

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