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Francis and Clare of Assisi Selected Writings

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This beautiful collection of works from two of the most beloved religious figures of all time gathers the letters and writings of both Francis and Clare of Assisi in a poignant presentation of the power of faith and simplicity that speaks powerfully to us in our hectic world. Francis of Assisi is a widely celebrated saint, well-known for his love of nature and his remarkable life of poverty. Clare is the woman who lived out his legacy in Assisi after his death, passing on his vision and his cause. Together they shaped the spirituality of early thirteenth-century Europe. Both born to noble families, they ultimately rejected their wealth and founded religious orders known for fostering…    
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Book details

List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

The HarperCollins Spiritual Classics series presents short, accessible introductions to the foundational works that shaped Western religious thought and culture. This series seeks to find new readers for these dynamic spiritual voices -- voices that have changed lives throughout the centuries and still can today.

Foreword
The Writings of Saint Francis
The Canticle of Brother Sun
The Canticle of Exhortation to Saint Clare and Her Sisters
The Exhortation to the Praise of God
The Prayer before the Crucifix
The Prayer Inspired by the Our Father
The Earlier Rule
The Later Rule
The Rule for Hermitages
The Salutation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Salutation of the Virtues
The Testament of Saint Francis
The Blessing Given to Brother Bernard
The Blessing Sent to Saint Clare and Her Sisters
A Letter Written to Lady Jacoba
The Testament Written in Siena
True and Perfect Joy
The Writings of Saint Clare
The First Letter to Blessed Agnes of Prague
The Second Letter to Blessed Agnes of Prague
The Third Letter to Blessed Agnes of Prague
The Fourth Letter to Blessed Agnes of Prague
The Letter to Ermentrude of Bruges
The Rule of Saint Clare
The Testament of Saint Clare
The Blessing Attributed to Saint Clare