Saint Francis and the Franciscans 101 A New Way of Living the Gospel

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Take solace in the Franciscans’ powerful faith with one of the world’s leading experts on St. Francis of Assisi.

St. Francis experienced a series of religious conversions after enduring a year as a prisoner of war. It is natural, then, that the Franciscans see ministry as a journey of change and conversion. This compelling audio course, presented by Br. William Short, reveals in stunning detail the transformational nature of Franciscan theology.

Br. Short has dedicated his life’s work to making the Franciscan tradition accessible. As he shows, the example of St. Francis communicates a simple message of making peace amid conflict, a message still sorely needed in today’s society.

Throughout 7 engaging lectures originally produced for Franciscan ministries, you’ll learn what defines the Franciscan view: a focus on the individual, a championing of interdependence, and a dedication to living with open hands.

You’ll also spend time with St. Clare of Assisi, another remarkable leader. Ready to listen to the newest and the youngest members of the community, she serves by performing humble tasks. As she demonstrates, Franciscans believe in serving as we can, with what we have, always maintaining the priority of personal relationships with those we serve.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take a spiritual journey with the Franciscans—it is a balm for the weary soul.

This course is part of the Learn25 collection.