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Franciscan Spirituality


Encyclopedia Articles

M. Blastic. "Franciscan Spirituality" The New Dictionary of Catholic Spirituality. Ed. By Michael Downey. Collegeville : A Michael Glazier Book; The Liturgical Pr., 1993.

E. Doyle. "Franciscan Spirituality" The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Spirituality. Philadelphia : Westminster Pr., 1983.

A. McDevitt. "Franciscan Spirituality" New Catholic Encyclopedia.

A.. Blascucci et al. "Spiritualitè Franciscaine" n.1315-1401. Dictionnaire de Spiritualite.

A. Pompei. "Francescanesimo" Dizionario degli Istituti di Perfezione.

E. Caroli. "Spiritualità" Dizionario Francescano. 2nd ed. Padua : Edizioni Messaggero, 1995.



Pre Vatican Council 2

Pre Vatican Council 2

James Adderly. Third Orders. London : A.R. Mowbray and Co., 1902.

Efrem Bettoni. Nothing For Your Journey. Chicago : Franciscan Herald Pr., 1959.

Valentine Breton. Franciscan Spirituality: Synthesis/Antithesis. Chicago : Franciscan Herald Pr., 1957.

Cesaire de Tour. Franciscan Perfection. Westminster, MD. : Newman Pr., 1956.

Cajetan Esser. The Order of St. Francis: Its Spirit and Mission in the Kingdom of God. Chicago : Franciscan Herald Pr., 1959.

Agostino Gemelli. The Franciscan Message to the World. London : Burns, Oates and Washbourne, 1935.

The Marrow of the Gospel: A Study of the Rule of Saint Francis of Assisi. By the Franciscans of Germany. Trans. By Ignatius Brady. Chicago : Franciscan Herald Pr., 1958.

James Meyer. Social Ideals of St. Francis : Eight Lessons in Applied Christianity. 2nd rev. ed. St. Louis : B. Herder Book Co., 1948.

Leon Veuthey. Union with Christ : Lessons in Franciscan Asceticism. Chicago : Franciscan Herald Pr., 1954.

Allan B. Wolter. The Book of Life : An Explanation of the Rule of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis. St. Bonaventure, N.Y. : The Franciscan Institute, 1954.

Allan B. Wolter. Life in God's Love. Chicago : Franciscan Herald Pr., 1958.

Theodore A. Zaremba. Franciscan Social Reform : A Study of the Third Order Secular of St. Francis According to Certain Papal Documents. Pulaski, WI : The Franciscan Printery, 1947.


Post Vatican Council 2

Teresa V. Baker. Gospel Living Every Day of Our Lives : A Formation Guide to the Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order. Lindsborg, KS : Barbo-Carlson Enterprises, 1994.

Murray Bodo. The Way of St. Francis : the Challenge of Franciscan Spirituality for Everyone. Garden City : Doubleday and Co., 1984. [Cincinnati : St. Anthony Messenger Pr., 1995].

Auspicius van Corstanje. The Covenant With God's Poor : An Essay on the Biblical Interpretation of the Testament of St. Francis of Assisi. Chicago : Franciscan Herald Pr., 1966.

Kevin Cronin. Kenosis : Emptying Self and the Path of Christian Service. Rockport : Element Books, 1992.

Marie Dennis et al. Francis and the Foolishness of God. Maryknoll : Orbis Books, 1993.

Cajetan Esser and Englebert Grau. Love's Reply. Chicago : Franciscan Herald Pr., 1963.

Cajetan Esser. Rule and Testament of St. Francis : Conferences to Modern Followers of Francis. Chicago : Franciscan Herald Pr., 1977.

David Flood. For People : An Introduction to Franciscan Life. Chicago : Haversack, 1990.

David Flood. Work For Everyone : Francis of Assisi and the Ethic of Service. Quezon City; Philippines : CCFMC Office for Asia/Oceania, 1997.

Franciscan Christology : Selected Texts, Translations and Introductory Essays. Ed. By Damian McElrath. St. Bonaventure, N.Y. : The Franciscan Institute, 1980.

Franciscan Solitude. Ed. By André Cirino and Joseph Raischl. St. Bonaventure, N.Y. : The Franciscan Institute Pr., 1995.

Thaddée Mattura. Francis of Assisi : The Message in His Writings. St. Bonaventure, N.Y. : The Franciscan Institute, 1997.

Pat McCloskey. Day by Day With Followers of Francis and Clare. Cincinnati : St. Anthony Messenger Pr., 1999.

Patti Normile. Following Francis of Assisi : A Spirituality For Daily Living. Cincinnati : St. Anthony Messenger Pr., 1996.

Brother Ramon. Franciscan Spirituality : Following St. Francis Today. London : SPCK, 1994.

Anselm Romb. The Franciscan Charism in the Third Millenium. Libertyville, IL : Marytown Pr., 1995.

Paul Rout. Francis and Bonaventure. Liguori, MO : Triumph, 1997.

Secular Franciscan Order Resource Library. 4 vols. Quincy, IL : Franciscan Pr., 1998.

William J. Short. Poverty and Joy : The Franciscan Tradition. Maryknoll : Orbis Books, 1999.

Robert M. Stewart. "De Illis Qui Faciunt Penitentiam" : The Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order. Rome : Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 1991.

John Michael Talbot. The Lessons of St. Francis : How to Bring Simplicity and Spirituality Into Your Daily Life. New York : Dutton, 1997.


Journal Articles

Joseph Doino. "Toward a Franciscan Consciousness" The Cord 44:5 (1994) 142-160.

Raoul Manselli. "The Spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi" Greyfriars Review 3:1 (1989) 43-54.

Kathleen Uhler. "The Charism and Contributions of the Franciscan Evangelical Life in Church and World" The Cord 44:12 (1994) 339-346.


Compiled by Anthony J. LoGalbo, O.F.M.

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