Path Created with Sketch.





Sorry - this product is no longer available

The Threefold Way of St. Francis

  • By Murray Bodo
Product Description
Praying as St. Francis prayed Written by the author of the best-selling Francis: The Journey and the Dream, this brief meditation describes Francis' method of prayer. Francis considered this threefold path to God a precondition for anyone wishing to achieve a spiritual interior life. The path has three loves which are really the same: loving God through loving others, through loving nature, and through loving one's self. Focusing on the Other through love is the very center of Franciscan thought. How we love and the extent of that love then teaches us how to pray. Francis is sometimes portrayed as a dreamy romantic, a knight-errant, a troubadour, a poor fool for the poor Christ. The book shows how Francis was also very much a realist and how his three-way path fits practically within day-to-day living. The book shows how embracing others, especially the poor and rejected, is a way of embracing those parts of ourselves we haven't yet accepted; thus we're brought to a new healthier sense of the body and of sexuality. The world is good and holy; this is the Franciscan gift to the world. This slim book offers enriching help for spiritual seekers, for those looking for a more affirming way to pray, for those in need of self-forgiveness and love, and for those working toward social justice. It's also a delight and a treasure for Francis devotees and for anyone who wants to find "the Francis within."

Read More

free shipping iconEligible For Free Shipping
  • Customer Reviews
  • Questions and Answers
  • Additional Details
  • Customer Reviews
  • Questions and Answers
  • Additional Details
    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780809140039
    • Manufacturer: Paulist Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780809140039
    • ISBN 10: 0809140039
    • Publication Date: 11/01/2000
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Murray Bodo
    • Page Count: 64
    • Width: 5.02 inches
    • Height: 0.15 inches
    • Length: 7.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.13 pounds
    Shipping & Returns
    This item is available for return. Cokesbury uses a variety of methods for ground shipping. At your request, we can also expedite order shipments for an additional charge. Cokesbury partners with UPS for these expedited deliveries.