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Saint Francis of Assisi: A Biography

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Born to a prosperous cloth merchant of Assisi, Francis (1182-1226) lived the typically high-spirited life of a wealthy young man of his day, which included fighting as a soldier. In 1205, while away at war, he experienced a vision that beckoned him return to Assisi, where he soon lost his taste for the worldly life and began to live a life of evangelical poverty in imitation of Jesus Christ. He embarked upon a pilgrimage to Rome, where he begged for alms alongside the poor at St. Peter's Basilica. Upon his return to Assisi, be began to preach in the town square and soon acquired a curious following which blossomed into a worldwide religious order. The Franciscans sparked a spiritual revival that enlightened the Dark Ages and that continues even into our day.

Johannes Jorgensen (1866–1956) is best known outside his native Denmark for his popular biography of St. Francis of Assisi, which he wrote in 1907. As a student in Copenhagen, he searched in vain for truth in various secular and spiritual philosophies. But his 1894 visit to Assisi, with his friend Mogens Ballin, a Jewish convert to Catholicism, led to a turning point in Jorgensen's own spiritual life and quest for truth and marked the beginning of his fervent love for Francis, a love that became the preoccupation of his life and led to his conversion to Catholicism in 1896. His timeless biography of Francis of Assisi continues to inspire readers from all creeds and cultures. (Adapted from Wikipedia) (0 hr 46 min)

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00 – Author's Preface

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01 – Bk. I, Chap. 1, The Convalescent

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02 – Bk. I, Chap. 2, Infancy and Youth

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03 – Bk. I, Chap. 3, History of the Epoch

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04 – Bk. I, Chap. 4, Francis Becomes a Soldier

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05 – Bk. I, Chap. 5, The Conversion

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06 – Bk. I, Chap. 6, The Message in San Damiano

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07 – Bk. I, Chap. 7, The Abandonment of His Home and Father

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08 - Bk. II, Chap. 1, The First Disciples

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09 - Bk. II, Chap. 2, The Foundations of the Order

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10 - Bk. II, Chap. 3, Rivo Torto

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11 - Bk. II, Chap. 4, Portiuncula and the Early Disciples

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12 - Bk. II, Chap. 5, Saint Clara and San Damiano

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13 - Bk. III, Chap. 1, The Sermon to the Birds

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14 - Bk. III, Chap. 2, Missionary Journeys

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15 - Bk. III, Chap. 3, The Portiuncula Indulgence

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16 - Bk. III, Chap. 4, Chapters and Provinces

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17 - Bk. III, Chap. 5, Cardinal Hugolin

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18 - Bk. III, Chap. 6, The Missionaries

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19 - Bk. III, Chap. 7, The Foreign Missions and the Chapter of Mats

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20 - Bk. III, Chap. 8, Rules and Admonitions

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21 - Bk. III, Chap. 9, Saint Francis and Learning

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22 - Bk. III, Chap. 10, The Learned Franciscans and the Third Order

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23 - Bk. III, Chap. 11, Elias of Cortona and the Final Rule

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24 - Bk. III, Chap. 12, The Last Visit to Rome and the Crib at Greccio

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25 - Bk. IV, Chap. 1, The Writer

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26 - Bk. IV, Chap. 2, The Spiritual Life

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27 - Bk. IV, Chap. 3, The True Disciple

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28 - Bk. IV, Chap. 4, La Verna and the Stigmata

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29 - Bk. IV, Chap. 5, The Farewell to the Brethren

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30 - Bk. IV, Chap. 6, Francis, the Lover of Nature

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31 - Bk. IV, Chap. 7, Francis' Last Testament, Illness and Death

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32 - Bk. IV, Chap. 8, The End

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Convicting and Encouraging

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this book and saint farncises life changed my life. many lessons to be learned through his life!

excellent!

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Excellent narration! Good speed and tone! Brought the story of this blessed man and saint alive!

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Inspiring and read with calm assurance and poignant reverence by the reader - thank you.

a blessing!

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Listen with your heart to the story of this child of God!