Praying With Francis of Assisi, Joseph M. Stoutzenberger and John D. Bohrer
St. Francis of Assisi found his inspiration in the gospels, in the stories of Jesus walking among the people. He experienced the good news in the poor and in creation. Discover the richness of Francis’ incarnational, sacramental spirituality as he accompanies you in prayer. Praying with Francis of Assisi features fifteen meditations that characterize the Franciscan tradition, including poverty, simplicity, acceptance of suffering, peacemaking, and joy.
“Praying with Francis of Assisi is a many-faceted gem of Franciscan spirituality. It is ideal for people of our times who are struggling to enflesh the gospel in a secular society. As one who has loved Francis for many years, I highly recommend this little book.” Br. Robert Lentz, OFM, artist and iconographer
“Illness makes everything more difficult, even prayer. In this book, Franciscan warmth melts awesome prayer into soothing balm. Praying with Francis of Assisi is a gentle bedside companion.” Rosemarie Kolmer, OSFS, director, Pastoral Care Department, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, NJ
Joseph M. Stoutzenberger is professor of religious studies at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, PA. He is author of several books, including You Are My Friends: Gospel Reflections for Your Spiritual Journey (2006).
Rev. John D. Bohrer is a priest of the Diocese of Camden, NJ.