The Perfect Joy of Saint Francis
By Felix Timmermans. From his birth in a little stable to his death in the Portiuncula , a small Church he helped restore at the beginning of his vocation, you are taken on a journey through the life of Saint Francis of Assisi. In this classic novel, you travel with Francis in his early rambunctious years as a troubadour. You meet his dear mother, his gruff father, an assortment of his fellow brothers, and the beautiful Clare. You reach out with Francis to the downtrodden, the lepers, and the poor - the outcasts of society. You witness, along with a devout man, one Christmas Eve, as the Baby Jesus came to life in the arms of Francis and caressed his face. And, finally, you enter into the passion of Jesus as Francis' hands and feet are pierced with nails and his heart with the stab of a lance. This beautiful story of Saint Francis engages you with its simple and moving language. A must-read story about one of the great Saints in Heaven. Softcover, 276 pages.