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  St. Francis of Assisi

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"On the cover of the book, "St. Francis of Assisi" (seen at far right) is a portrait of Francis by Cimabue (painted ca. 1295 A.D.). 

 It is located in the lower church of the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi, Italy.  

Monk Linda and I felt honored to be able to view the original painting in person when we paid our respects at St. Francis' crypt; and also to see the last tunic (robe, or habit) that Francis wore before he died."  

-Monk Preston  _______________

Saint Francis of Assisi by Omer Englebert

Second English Edition revised and augmented by Ignatius Brady, O.F.M., and Raphael Brown

Translation from the original French by Eve Marie Cooper

1965 by Franciscan Herald Press

Published by Servant Books, Ann Arbor, Michigan  _______________

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Author: Omer Englebert

     Reviewers have judged St. Francis of Assisi: A Biography to be that rarity among books about Saints: a popular work of inspiring spiritual reading which is also an acclaimed work of modern scholarship.  With spiritual insight and careful historical judgment, Omer Englebert blends the many facets of St. Francis' personality into a portrait of a saint who can inspire men and women today. __________________

"If one were to read only one book on this saint, I would recommend this one." 

-Judith Tydings; author of A Gathering of People

"An ideal biography and a book of refreshing spiritual reading....A definitive biography of St. Francis which can hardly be surpassed.

-Paul Dent, S.J.; Review for Religious

"No library should be without this book."  

-Church History

"This is a book to make one's heart leap."

-Ray C. Petry; Duke Divinity School Review ______________________________

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Tell others about Jesus like St. Francis did:

Though not all Christians are called to full-time Christian Ministry, we are all called by God to share our faith (witness) with those who are not Christians.  Some Bible verses that you will find helpful for doing this, and that you may want to commit to memory are found on other pages on our  web site (see: Memory Verses; 2nd Set: Salvation!, Plan of Salvation, and Statement of Faith). _____________________________


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 Best Book On St. Francis 

     We think this is the best book that you can find about Francis of Assisi; the most accurate, the best written, the most enjoyable and entertaining to read, the most spiritually blessing.  This book has it all, and we agree with the preceding review by Church History that it should be a part of everyone's personal library.  We loved this book!  

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