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The Little Flowers of St. Francis (paperback) NEW! 

By Brother Ugolino

Since they were first compiled by Brother Ugolino Boniscambi (ca. 1260 - ca. 1345), these stories of St. Francis and his first followers have motivated people to become better followers of Jesus. For that reason, they have endured unlike any other early Franciscan literature. Many of the stories are known to us from other biographical sources, but in some cases, here they are expanded or made more vivid.

This unique edition is introduced, arranged in the most likely chronological order, and rendered into contemporary English by Jon M. Sweeney. As a result, today's reader is now able to read The Little Flowers as a biographical narrative of the life of St. Francis and the world-transforming movement that he founded.

Paperback, 180 pages, 5" x 7-1/2"
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The Complete Francis of Assisi (paperback)

Edited, Translated & Introduced
by Jon M. Sweeney

There are many editions of the writings of Francis, and biographies about him, but here in one volume are both, plus the complete text of the late medieval work The Little Flowers, which did more to establish the legend of Francis than any other work.

Includes the complete Road to Assisi, Paul Sabatier's groundbreaking biography of Francis; the complete Francis in His Own Words: The Essential Writings; and The Little Flowers, thus offering the best introduction to St. Francis yet available. Paperback, 399 pages, 6" x 9"

"It is not simply that Francis's ideals are worth recounting, but that his life was so extraordinary. He was fully human—like each of us in our awkwardness, insecurities, and fear—but he was also perhaps the purest example we have seen of a person striving to do what Jesus taught his disciples."
—Jon M. Sweeney, from this book
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When Saint Francis Saved the Church (paperback)

by Jon Sweeney

Popular historian Jon Sweeney presents an intriguing portrait of Francis of Assisi beyond the familiar stories and images. In the tradition of Thomas Cahill's How the Irish Saved Civilization, Sweeney reveals how the saint became a hinge in the history of the Christian faith and shows how in just fourteen years—from 1205 to 1219—the unconventional and stumbling wisdom of a converted troubadour changed the Church and quite literally saved the Christian faith.

Sweeney outlines Francis's revolutionary approach to friendship, "the other" (people at the margins), poverty, spirituality, care (for people, creatures, and the natural world), and death. Paperback, 182 pages, 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

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Office of the Passion of St. Francis (paperback)


The "Office of the Passion of the Lord" is a devotional Office written by St. Francis of Assisi himself. It consists of 15 "psalms" which are composites of various verses, mostly from the Davidic psalms but also from other parts of scripture and pious sentiment.

This prayer has been used for centuries by members of the Franciscan family (including St. Clare), and is an approved substitute for the Liturgy of the Hours for members of the Secular Franciscan Order.

Newly edited and translated, with instructions for use by Laurent Gallant, OFM and Andre Cirino, OFM, with music by Josef Raischl, SFO, and illustrations by Marcus Lisle and Christine Cavalier.

342 pages, paperback
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Franciscan Morning & Evening Praise (2-volume set)

2-volume hardcover set

This daily prayer book is compiled for Third Order Regular Franciscans, but it's also perfect for anyone who wishes to live the spirit of St. Francis every day. Easy to start and follow, daily morning and evening readings span foundational Franciscan writings as well as Clarian and Bonaventurian sources.

Each volume also contains a four week Psalter, devotions for saints and more; each is bound with 5 multi-colored ribbons.

Volume I: 770 pages; Volume II: 841 pages. Hardcover, each 6" x 9"

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Francis of Assisi: In His Own Words (paperback)

The Essential Writings

Biographies take you only so far. It's impossible to truly understand St. Francis without reading his writings. This essential collection contains only those writings which most certainly came from Francis himself. Includes his First Rule, the Rule he wrote for the Third Order, letters to friends and to people in power, messages to all Franciscans, songs, praises, canticles, and his final spiritual Testament. An introduction and notes throughout add context. Paperback, 112 pages

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The Daily Office SSF (hardcover) BESTSELLER

Imported from England
New Revised Edition

The Society of Saint Francis (SSF) is a fervent advocate of daily prayer among lay people, priests and religious people. To members of religious orders, these daily "offices" form the structure of the day. This newly revised SSF Daily Office includes a Calendar; Morning, Midday, Evening and Night Prayer; Psalter; Canticles; Commons of Saints: Prayers for Various and Special Occasions and other Liturgies. Also includes additional Franciscan material. Hardcover, 827 pages.
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Lent & Easter with Sts. Francis & Clare (paperback)

Wisdom from St. Francis
and St. Clare of Assisi

In this book of prayers, letters, poetry, rules of life, and testaments, Francis and Clare express their vision of the Gospel life. Included are numerous themes extremely appropriate for the Lenten and Easter seasons: penance, conversion, self-sacrifice, service, embracing the cross, the humility and charity of Christ, joy, new life, and mission. Through these daily meditations, Scriptural readings, and spiritual exercises, we follow two of the most influential figures in Church history.
Each selected writing is followed by a brief scripture passage, a fitting prayer, and a suggested action-making this book an ideal companion for daily use. The words and example of these two great saints will inspire readers faithfully to follow Christ to the cross so that, together with them, they might experience the joy and new life of Easter. Paperback, 118 pages
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Advent & Christmas Wisdom from St. Francis (paperback)


Each day's selection offers a new insight from one of the most beloved saints, St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis serves as an appropriate model of virtue during the time of year when it is easy to become caught up in the materialized aspects of the holiday. Through his words, we are reminded of the simplicity in poverty, reverence for God's word, of showing gratitude and practicing forgiveness. Along with the words of St. Francis are daily Scripture readings and prayers that mirror his philosophy. After reflecting, readers will find an Advent action -- something simple they can do to keep the words and prayers alive with them throughout the day. Christians looking for a way to energize their holiday practices will cherish this guide to refocusing on the true "reason for the season," the birth of Christ. Paperback, 110 pages
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The Francis Trilogy (paperback)


  • The Life of St. Francis
  • The Remembrance of the Desire of a Soul
  • The Treatise on the Miracles of St. Francis

  • Just two years after his mentor's death, Thomas of Celano composed THE LIFE OF SAINT FRANCIS, a portrait of the newly canonized saint. Later in life, he completed THE REMEMBRANCE, which conveys the wonder and uniqueness of the saint's life and vision with poetic power. Last came THE TREATISE, a comprehensive, orderly view of extraordinary events in Francis's life. Now, these three classic works appear for the first time in one volume.

    "Thomas of Celano's early literary portraits of Francis bring us into intimate contact with the Poor Man of Assisi … Every lover of Francis will treasure this volume." -- Lawrence S. Cunningham.

    Paperback, 392 pages
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