A four book series on the Way of St. Francis
Francis of Assisi Spiritual Practices
The Francis of Assisi Spiritual Practices series, created with the conviction that the Way of Francis is as relevant today as it was eight hundred years ago. Each of the four books in the series, beginning with Saint Francis and the Way of Lent, will appeal particularly to readers who desire to walk the Way of Saint Francis with relevance to his life, writings, and legacy.
The first book of the series releases February 1st
Saint Francis and the Way of Lent
Saint Francis and the Way of Lent offers a four-week format designed for both individual and group use. Each week, or chapter, focuses on a Lenten theme:
Week 1: Lent as a Balanced Way of Life
Week 2: The Lost Art of Compunction
Week 3: Spending Time Alone
Week 4: Imitating Christ
Each volume in the series will be centered around a particular theme. The fist book, available now, is Saint Francis and the Way of Lent, an outstanding resource for deepening your Lenten journey as you follow Christ in the Way of St. Francis. Future volumes to be published once a year will be Saint Francis and the Problem of Possessions, Saint Francis and How We Relate to Fellow Creatures, and the Saint Francis and the Big, Wide, Lay-led Church.
A RICH LEGACY
The Francis of Assisi Spiritual Practices series utilizes the texts and translations of New City’s groundbreaking and now complete Francis of Assisi: Early Documents Series to offer readers of all backgrounds inspiring, encouraging, and challenging entry-points to the essential issues of a Christian life in the twenty-first century.
The series will be edited by Jon M. Sweeney, the author of many books about Francis of Assisi, Clare of Assisi, and early Franciscan spirituality including The Complete Francis of Assisi and Feed the Wolf: Befriending Our Fears in the Way of Saint Francis. Jon has created a user-friendly four-week format designed for both individual and group use.