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Have you received Christ as your Lord and Saviour?

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Plan of Salvation ________

Tell others about Jesus like Francis of Assisi did:

Though not all Christians are called to found a Religious Order,  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). ____________


Testimonials from extraordinary people about a most extraordinary place.

Photo: of Assisi, in Italy.

Francis of Assisi, Herman Hesse, J. W. Goethe, Pope John Paul II, Dante Alighieri, Johann Joergensen, and others.

With stunning photography and original medieval melodies, the enchanting town of Assisi is explored through testimonials by Pope John Paul II, Dante Alighieri, Herman Hesse, Simone Weil, J. W. Goethe, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Francis of Assisi and others.  Also included are Poor Clare's reflections on her life in a convent, the Ecumenical Gathering of the world's religious leaders held in Assisi in 1986, the earthquake damaged city, the springtime festival Calendimaggio, and Francis' mystical Canticle of the Creatures, all poetically woven together in a video that captures the essence of Assisi, the "city of peace." ______________________________

Our Comments: 

Those who have been to Assisi (as we have been blessed to have been able to do--we would love to go back, and stay even longer) or want to go in the future will enjoy this video as a sort of "travel video," as will those who collect videos on St. Francis.  Testimonies by many historical figures are interesting, but spirituality in this video is left almost solely to the beautiful words of Francis of Assisi himself.  

St. Francis would have loved to be at Pope John II's gathering of the Dalai Lama and other Buddhist and Moslem leaders, but that is because he would have seen it as a tremendous opportunity to preach the Gospel to them, as he actually did to the Sultans of both Turkey and Egypt. ______________________________ 

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We recommend obtaining the other DVDs on St. Francis first, before this one--begin with Brother Sun, Sister Moon, which is the best of them. ______________________________

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