When Saint Francis saved the church

how a converted medieval troubadour created a spiritual vision for the ages
  • 175 Pages
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Other titlesWhen St. Francis saved the church :
StatementJon M. Sweeney
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LC ClassificationsBX4700.F6 S935 2014
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 175 pages
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Open LibraryOL27164180M
ISBN 10159471486X
ISBN 139781594714863
LC Control Number2014012018
OCLC/WorldCa880349742

It was a selection of the History Book Club and received a starred review in Booklist. His book, When Saint Francis Saved the Church, received a award for excellence in history from the Catholic Press Association. His other words include Inventing Hell, The Complete Francis of Assisi, and The St.

/5(16). In the tradition of Thomas Cahill’s How the Irish Saved Civilization, Sweeney reveals how the saint became a hinge in the history of the Christian faith and shows how in just fourteen years—from to —the unconventional and stumbling wisdom of a converted troubadour changed the Church.

Sweeney outlines Francis’s revolutionary. Reading the book entitled "When Saint Francis Saved the Church", written by Jon M. Sweeney, was, in my opinion, a very pleasant, refreshing and even inspiring experience. Granted, the subject of the book, a fresh exploration of one of the most beloved figures -as he deserves to be- in Christianity, saint Francis of Assisi, "Il Poverello /5.

This is a new work of popular history in the style of Thomas Cahill’s bestselling “How the Irish Saved Civilization”. Author Jon Sweeney presents an account of the beloved Saint Frances of Assisi as a hinge in the history of the Christian faith, who in just fourteen years – from to – transformed the Church and continues to remain an inspiration in our own time, hence the /5.

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Now in paperback, When Saint Francis Saved the Church offers a surprising new look at the world’s most popular saint, showing how this beloved, but often-mythologized character created a spiritual vision for the ages and may very well have rescued the Christian faith.

In When Saint Francis Saved the Church (paperback), popular historian Jon Sweeney presents an intriguing portrait of Francis.

Sweeney’s When Saint Francis Saved the Church shares with Rohr a general account of Francis as one who sees be­yond and thus lives beyond the dualisms that so shape us—sacred and secular, life and death, us and them. In the hands of Sweeney, a master popular historian, Francis’s vision seems real, relevant, and practical—perhaps too much so.

Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d'Assisi; Latin: Sanctus Franciscus Assisiensis), born Giovanni di Pietro When Saint Francis saved the church book Bernardone, informally named as Francesco (/ – 3 October ), was an Italian Catholic friar, deacon and founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women's Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy : Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, or.

In When Saint Francis Saved the Church, Jon M. Sweeney presents an intriguing portrait of St. Francis of Assisi beyond the distorted myths and legends handed down over the centuries. Sweeney's portrait—called "part biography, part devotional a rare combination of history and inspiration" by Patheos blogger Jack Levinson—reveals a Brand: Ave Maria Press.

Jon M. Sweeney is an independent scholar and writer of popular history.

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He is married, the father of three, and lives in Montpelier, Vermont. He has worked in book publishing for 25 years: after co-founding SkyLight Paths Publishing, he was the editor in chief and publisher at Paraclete Press, and in August became editorial director at Franciscan Media Books/5. item 2 when saint francis saved the church - sweeney, jon m.

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The Patheos Book Club features When Saint Francis Saved The Church: How a Converted Medieval Troubadour Created a Spiritual Vision for the Ages, by popular historian Jon M. Sweeney. At the beginning of his new book, When Saint Francis Saved The Church, Jon Sweeney warns that what is to follow will not support the "sentimental" rendering of St.

Sweeney, who received a award for excellence from the Catholic Press Association for his book, When Saint Francis Saved the Church, believes that today's readers are.

When Saint Francis Saved the Church: How a Converted Medieval Troubadour Created a Spiritual Vision for the Ages Downloadable Audio Book This is a downloadable audio book you will receive instructions for downloading this product once your transaction is : Franciscan Media.

Jon M. Sweeney (born J ) is an author of popular history, spirituality, biography, poetry, fiction for young readers, and memoir. His most frequent subjects are Catholic, particularly St. Francis of Assisi, about whom Sweeney has written The St. Francis Prayer Book, Francis of Assisi in His Own Words, When Saint Francis Saved the Church, The Complete Francis of Assisi, and The.

Saint Francis of Assisi abandoned a life of luxury for a life devoted to Christianity after reportedly hearing the voice of God, who commanded him. He is also the author of Inventing Hell, and several books about Francis of Assisi including When Saint Francis Saved the Church and The Enthusiast.

Product Type: Book Item Number: #B/5(5). Life of Saint Francis. Saint Francis was born in Assisi (Italy) in After squandering his youth away in having excessive fun, he converted, renounced his inheritance, and he offered himself totally to God.

He embraced poverty, and lived an evangelical life, preaching to everyone about the love of God. Find 24 listings related to Saint Francis Catholic Bookstore in New York on See reviews, photos, directions, phone numbers and more for Saint Francis Catholic Bookstore locations in New York, NY.

It is difficult to think clearly about Francis of Assisi. The first thing that comes to mind is the gentle saint who preached to birds, tamed wolves, and padded about in flower-filled fields.

For the Church, Francis was too revered not to claim, too radical not to neutralize. Art by Sassetta, “Saint Francis in Glory” () / Courtesy Berenson Collection, Villa I Tatti, FlorenceAuthor: Joan Acocella.

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga () was a prince of the Holy Roman Empire who renounced his titles and wealth to serve God and the Church as a member of the Society of Jesus. While he lived a short life and is honored as the patron saint of youth, Saint Aloysius invites all Christians to reflect on how they are living their unique vocations to Price: $ FRANCIS OF ASSISI.

FRANCIS OF ASSISI (Giovanni Francesco Bernardone, /2 – ) was a Christian saint and the founder of the Franciscans. John was Francis's baptismal name, but a fondness for France on the part of his merchant father and an acknowledgment of the national origin of his mother prompted the parents to call him Francis.

Francis Searches for His Role in Life. Saint Francis of Assisi was born inthe only son of Pietro Bernardone, a wealthy cloth merchant of central Italy. Peitro gave his son the name of Giovanni at baptism, though he afterwards altered his son's name to Francesco, perhaps in honor of his trading in.

Bellini’s “St. Francis in the Desert,” in the Frick Collection, on Fifth Avenue, shows a smooth-cheeked saint, broad of shoulder and trim of waist, greeting the day with an athlete’s : Paul Elie. 2 Hours Non Stop Worship Songs With Lyrics - Best Christian Worship Songs of All Time - Duration: Worship Songs 8, views.

Jon M. Sweeney’s popular history, The Pope Who Quit: A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death, and Salvation, has been optioned by addition to The Pope’s Cat series for children, he’s the author of other books including The Complete Francis of Assisi, and When Saint Francis Saved the Church, winner of a award in history from the Catholic Press Association.

Jon M. Sweeney is the author of When Saint Francis Saved the Church: How a Converted Medieval Troubadour Created a Spiritual Vision for the Ages (Ave Maria Press). @jonmsweeney Most popular. Pope Francis has revealed that he sought the help of a psychoanalyst for six months when he was 42 and the leader of the Jesuit order in Argentina during the country’s military dictatorship.

St Francis of Assisi has become a massive influence to all within our generation and his generation. We are exposed to his work within our daily lives and so were the people of his time. His impact on the Christian society has influenced not only people but traditions and the church as well.

The front of Damien’s church was also burned but most of it was saved and became a temporary church until the present St Francis Church was rebuilt and dedicated in The architectural style of St.

Francis Catholic Church is an Italian Gothic of reinforced concrete. Like The Last Temptation of Christ, Saint Francis is a fictionalized biography of a widely venerated Christian figure: Francis of Assisi, whose renunciation of his young man’s life of leisure and founding of a religious order dedicated to living in poverty and sharing the Gospels with all living things profoundly influence the ways in which Christians the world over worship and give service /5(2).

When Saint Francis Saved the Church (Hardcover) How a Converted Medieval Troubadour Created a Spiritual Vision for the Ages. By Jon M. Sweeney.

Ave Maria Press,pp. Publication Date: September 8, Other Editions of This Title: Paperback (9/4/) Compact Disc (9/8/).