I, Francis (English and Italian Edition)

by Carlo Carretto

Other authorsRobert R. Barr (Translator)
Paperback, 1982



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Orbis Books (1982), 144 pages


The 40th anniversary edition of an Orbis classic--Francis of Assisi's spirituality and life explained in an inimitable voice that could only be his own, except that it was Carlo Carretto's. "I was born in Assisi, in Italy, eight hundred years ago. And eight centuries later I still remember a thing or two.... Thanks to my father's money and my mother's good taste I passed my childhood like the classic spoiled child.... Middle class rich boy that I was, I never would have thought that it would be the poor who would be my salvation..."

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LibraryThing member NeilDalley
This beautiful little book is more of a meditation than a biography of S. Francis. It is written in the first person and while giving a fresh perspective on some of the historical events of Francis's life it also expands his world view to interpret challenges that face the current generation.


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144 p.; 5.35 inches


0883442000 / 9780883442005
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