A Walk with St. Francis

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A Walk with St. Francis, 18 Days of Readings and Reflections from the feast of the Stigmata to the Feast of St. Francis, by Cricket Aull, OFS

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    Posted by Sr. Agnes Marie Regan, OSF on Jul 25th 2017

    This book is a keeper and one that can be read and prayed through many, many times. It’s already on my “all time favorites” list — one to be pulled out once a year to be slowly, reflectively, prayerfully read — though it will surely come out at other times as well!
    Cricket Aull, OFS, has done the whole Franciscan family an immense favor by giving us a unique way to make a “double novena” of eighteen days in honor of St. Francis from September 17, his Stigmata, to October 4, the Feast of St. Francis. In this slim volume, one finds readings from St. Francis, Thomas of Celano, and St. Bonaventure, followed with the author’s personal reflections on these writings and stories. Following these lovely thoughts one is offered suggestions for living out the spirit of the readings and prayers to focus our thinking about Francis’ journey to become more and more like Christ.
    Each of the “Walk with Francis” meditations is brief but potentially rich in providing the reader with materials for serious times of meditation and prayer. This slim volume directs our attention to four main qualities of Franciscan spirituality: “Our Love for God”, “Love of Poverty”, “Love of the Cross”, and “Imitation of Christ”. Each topic has its own reflective meditations on various aspects of each of the over-arching themes.
    This writer has found great richness in reading one topic each morning and allowing it to somehow permeate living out the remainder of the day. I’m sure all Franciscans will find this lovely volume a practical way of embracing all that God is working in us and through us through the spirit of St. Francis. Though we admittedly have a profound intellectual heritage, sometimes a lovely work such as Cricket’s “A Walk with St. Francis: 18 Days of Readings and Reflections” helps us to make those ponderous works a bit more practical in our everyday lives. Thanks, Cricket, for this lovely volume!

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