The Life and Legends of Saint Francis of Assisi

Candide Chalippe

Series: Religion and Spirituality, Historical Figures
BISAC: REL010000



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The Life and Legends of St. Francis of Assisi by Father Candide Chalippe, O.F.M., was first published in Paris in 1727. It is not only well written and reliable but also instructive, elevating, and inspiring. The facts and legends mentioned are drawn from the oldest and most reliable sources known at the time of writing. The abundance of incidents and anecdotes not to be found elsewhere make the volume eminently interesting, while the reflections and applications that the author now and then interweaves with the narrative are so replete with practical hints on spiritual life that they will undoubtedly produce the best spiritual results in the reader. The style, though simple and at times graphic, is very pleasing; the narrative flows on with equal ease and freedom.


Chapter 1. From his birth to his time at the Church of St. Mary of the Angels

Chapter 2. From his time at the Church of St. Mary of the Angels to 1218

Chapter 3. From his travel to Perugia to his appointment of Brother Elias to Vicar General

Chapter 4. From his Third Order of Penance to the time of his last illness

Chapter 5. From the time of his last illness to the honors paid to him after his death

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