Trade Ed. St. Anthony Messenger Press 2004
CS ISBN 0867166401 $37.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 0867166398 $34.95 Four CDs
St. Francis, born in 1182 in central Italy, started his adult life as a playboy with grandiose aspirations before he began the pattern of humble service to others we are familiar with. THE LITTLE FLOWERS was written by his followers 150 years later and describes his life and ragamuffin band of followers as if it were a Christian fraternity, complete with temptations, evil adversaries, and challenged loyalties. Though the clerical and spiritual issues discussed in these stories are far from simple, their tone is childlike, and they're read here like inspirational tales being offered to innocent young people. This is an informative, enlightening, and richly detailed history of one of our most popular and influential saints. T.W. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 05]
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