Saint Francis and the Problem of Possessions
Each week, or chapter, focuses on a Possessions theme:
- Week 1: The Problem with Stuff
- Week 2: The Problem with Money
- Week 3: Reimagining a Vow of Poverty
- Week 4: Living Poor for Others
Saint Francis and the Problem of Possessions offers a four-week format designed for both individual and group use.
Short introductions are written by the editor and designed to preface selections from the primary texts, and these are followed by questions for discussion or reflection. There are six readings for each week, followed by prayers of intention and spiritual practice suggestions intended to encourage you as you follow Christ in the Way of Saint Francis.
The Francis of Assisi Spiritual Practices series utilized 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.
About the Author
Editor Jon M. Sweeney is 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. He’s also the author of The Pope Who Quit, which was optioned by HBO, and Thomas Merton, new from St. Martin’s Press and Penguin Random House Audio. Jon is Editor at Large at Orbis Books and lives in Milwaukee with his wife and daughter.
|Publication Date||Mar 31, 2023|
|Author||Jon M. Sweeney|