the little flowers of st francis Author:raphael brown A SPIRITUAL CLASSIC- — And One of the Most Delightful Books Ever Written — Here is a book that mankind has taken to its heart, for it lives and breathes the spirit of St. Francis as no other book has ever done. It is irresistible. The warmth of Franciscan love and gaiety radiates from every page. The best-loved stories of the Poverello and his ... more »followers are all here: Francis' sermon to the birds...the Stigmata...the wolf of Gubbio...the preaching of St. Anthony...the soaring "Canticle of Brother Sun"...the lives and sayings of Brother Juniper and Brother Giles.
This edition- the only complete version- has been translated into modern English by Raphael Brown, the well-known Franciscan scholar whose own deep feeling for St. Francis has helped him capture the spirit and flavor that give these writings their indescribable charm. Truly universal is the appeal of this book, extending to men of all faiths and of every intellectual level. It is wise, very funny, rich in human wisdom, inspiring. Above all, it is a love story...the story of how the Little Poor Man taught the world about the love of Christ, and how this love can be lived and shared and enjoyed by everyone. This, then, is really a book about how to be happy, and the world needs to remind itself that Francis and his followers found that secret long ago- a secret as modern and urgent today.« less