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Most High Glorious God, Enlighten the darkness of my heart And give me True faith, Certain hope, And perfect charity, Sense and knowledge, Lord, That I.

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1 Most High Glorious God, Enlighten the darkness of my heart And give me True faith, Certain hope, And perfect charity, Sense and knowledge, Lord, That I may carry out Your holy and true command

2 Franciscan Writers WHY ??? Leadership requires deeper insights We need to be critical thinkers 2

3 PRIMARY SOURCES Documents or artifacts created during the time under study Examples: SECONDARY SOURCES Interprets and analyzes primary sources Examples: 3

4 HOW ??? RESOURCES Francis of Assisi, History, Hagiography, and Hermeneutics in the Early Documents Jay M. Hammond, New City Press, 2004 Hagiography: Primary medieval tool used in literary pieces to increase devotion. Hermeneutics: Branch of knowledge that deals with interpretation. 4

5 Studying the Life of St. Francis of Assisi, A Beginners Workbook (2 nd Edition) William R. Hugo, OFM, Cap. New York City Press 2011 The Road to Assisi: The Essential Biography of St. Francis, Paul Sabatier 2003 Paraclete Press “The Franciscan Question” 5

6 FRANCIS OF ASSISI: THE EARLY DOCUMENTS Vol. 1 The Saint (1209 – 1365) Vol. 2 The Founder (1240 – 1272) Vol. 3 The Prophet (1277 – 1365) 6

7 OTHER RESOURCES The History of Franciscan Theology Kenan B. Osborne, OFM Franciscan Institute 1994 Women of the Streets: Early Franciscan Women & Their Mendicant Vocation Darleen Pryds, Franciscan Institute 2010 Francis and Clare: The Complete Works Regis Armstrong OFM, Cap. & Ignatius Brady, OFM Paulist Press,

8 St. Francis of Assisi, Writings for a Gospel Life Regis J. Armstrong, OFM, Cap. Crossroads Publishing, NY 1994 Greyfriar’s Review and The Cord (periodicals) Franciscan Institute The Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order: Origins, Development, Interpretation Robert M. Stewart 1991, Available on Amazon.com 8

9 St. Francis of Assisi: Jacques Le Goff Routledge, NY 2004 Francis of Assisi The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint Andre’ Vauchez 2002 Available on Amazon.com Francis of Assisi Arnoldo Fortini Crossroad Publishing, NY

10 Franciscan Family Connections CNSA Lester Bach, OFM, Cap. Bob Brady, OFM Bart Karwacki, OFM, Conv. Kevin Queally, TOR Chapter six: Franciscan Writers Page 42 10


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