The Life of St Francis of Assisi
Edited with a Preface: Cardinal Manning
A biography of St Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) and stories of his Followers.
"Francis, go and build My house, which as thou seest, is falling into ruin". To fulfill this command of Our Lord, St Francis began by restoring physical churches and continued by building up the spiritual Church. His humility, purity and true joy inspired many men and women to conversion and a deeper faith. Others joined with him in serving God and the poor; thus began the Franciscan Order. Though never ordained to the Priesthood, he was a preacher of great renown and a miracle-worker.