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Publisher's Summary

Who was medieval Italy's Francis of Assisi? Millions knew him as the saint who first received the stigmata of Christ, as a champion of the poor, and as a mystic who possessed a divine rapport with the natural world. But few know that Saint Francis also created an extraordinary system of practices to radiate a joyfulness of spirit inward to the soul and outward to the world. On The Way of Saint Francis, scholar and friar Murray Bodo reveals the life of this celebrated saint and shares specific meditations, prayers, and teachings to cultivate the 5 great keys of Franciscan spirituality: Silence, how to use inner and outer quietude to prepare a sacred dwelling place within; Purification, true forgiveness, the secret to purifying the heart; Openness, how to embrace your deeper suffering and simpler joys in the manner and spirit of Saint Francis; Response, the way of the Poor Christ, a life made rich through prayer, contemplation, and selfless service; Time, how we enter the state of the timeless divine. You will learn how to use each of these miraculous keys to open the door to the cell within - a sacred inner space of stillness and strength available to you at any time and in any situation - and to transform yourself into a true instrument of peace.
© and (P)1998 by Murray Bodo; Cover Painting © Darina Gladisova

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What did you love best about The Way of Saint Francis?

This book provides many inspiring insights using the life of St. Francis. It blends biography with meditations for changing one's daily life to reflect the compassion practiced by St. Francis.

What about Father Murray Bodo’s performance did you like?

Father Murray Bodo, tends to read very slowly, which takes some getting used to at first but his style becomes quite relaxing once you get into it.

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Informative and entertaining story.

Father Murray speaks with compassion and great knowledge on Saint Francis, a wonderful human being. Father Murray's presentation is objective without being dogmatically religious. There are great teachings here to benefit anyone interested in a life of serving others with humility. I have heard this book many times over and find it a comforting and grounding way to quieten my mind in this busy world. Thank you Father Murray and thank you Saint Francis!

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Very inspiring

I learned to be more like St. Francis because of this book. Help me to look closer and deeper it myself and to want to follow the way of St. Francis closer.

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Way of St. Francis

A depth I have not received in other Franciscan presentations. Thanks to Br. Bodo for his work.

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  • JPM
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  • 01-10-15

Making it all real

This is a great teaching that will absolutely open your mind as to the need for brotherhood & sisterhood. It could only be divine intervention that caused all of St Francis to creat a movement enjoyed the lesson

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  • coty
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  • 04-11-12

Pathetic

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I thought that this was a very pathetic representation of St. Francis<br/><br/>I recommend the works from mostholyfamilymonastery

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