St. Francis of Assisi continues to electrify the church with his words and deeds. Now, discover St. Francis as a model for modern spirituality in this powerful retreat.
Growing up in the merchant class of medieval Italy, Francis enjoyed a life of luxury, but he slowly became aware of another calling - the call from God. After his astounding conversion, Christ appeared to Francis in the church of San Damiano and instructed him to "repair my house".
This command to repair God's church is as pertinent today as ever as we face the modern challenges of poverty, war, and corruption. In this 12-conference retreat, you will look at St. Francis as a guide for modern spiritual life. By looking at Francis' personal conversion and his life of poverty, you will discover a model for your own faith journey. His experiences rebuilding the church will inspire you on your own pilgrimage of life.
Among all the saints within the Catholic tradition, St. Francis is the most popular. His simple love and devotion to Christ and his church make him an icon for today's church. In this retreat, you will encounter St. Francis' great love for the church in spite of all its imperfections. You will be inspired by his generous response in becoming God's "instrument of reconciliation" and by his devotion to living Gospel truths. Take St. Francis as your spiritual guide today.