The Message of St. Francis.

Printed: 2003

Publisher: Ignatius Press. San Fransisco

Dimensions 18 × 22 × 2 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 18 x 22 x 2

Condition: Very good  (See explanation of ratings)

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In the original dustsheet. Black cloth binding with gilt title on the spine.

  • F.B.A. provides an in-depth photographic presentation of this item to stimulate your feeling and touch. More traditional book descriptions are immediately available.

A celebration of art from the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi strives to preserve not only the magnificent images themselves following the devastating 1997 earthquake but also their relationship to the life of St. Francis and his message of humility and simplicity. 17,500 first printing.


  • Peregrinatio – Was St.Francis influenced by the Celtic Church? A distinctive tradition was the popularity of peregrinatio pro Christo (“exile for Christ”). The term peregrinatio is Latin, and referred to the state of living or sojourning away from one’s homeland in Roman law. It was later used by the Church Fathers, in particular Saint Augustine of Hippo, who wrote that Christians should live a life of peregrinatio in the present world while awaiting the Kingdom of God. Augustine’s version of peregrinatio spread widely throughout the Christian church.
  • Stunning book! Quotations by and on the saint with wonderful frescoes by Giotto, Cimabue and Lorenzetti. Perfect as a display or coffee table book. I enjoyed it and I’m not even Christian – but people like me can still appreciate (to a fairly large extent) the wonderful art and the life and teachings of St. Francis. Certainly worth the asking price, I’d say.

  • –Inspiring texts are taken directly from writings of St. Francis or books about him. –Glorious fresco illustrations from the Basilica in Assisi illuminate this book with 28 important scenes in the life of Francis. –Insightful introduction to life and message of St. Francis by Fr. Maximilian Mizzi.

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