12 Days with Saint Francis: Prayer, Reflection, and Spiritual Growth

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Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
Professor, Franciscan School of Theology
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For centuries, Franciscan spirituality has brought Christians a fresh perspective on Christ with its simple and heartfelt approach. Now you can follow the teachings of St. Francis of Assisi in this special retreat experience with gifted Franciscan Br. Bill Short, O.F.M., as your guide.

In this series of 12 retreat sessions, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your own spiritual journey with insights from the writings of Francis and Clare of Assisi.

Francis shows us how to approach God as love, a reality that is based in the heart’s affections more than the mind’s ideas. The dynamic relationship of the Persons of the Holy Trinity provides the model for our lives, allowing us to develop our emotional intelligence as we grow in union with God.

Our humanity itself is modeled on Christ, and thus gives us a very good image of who God is. The limitations of our life, of time and space, and even of suffering and death, can connect us with God because of the Beloved Son Jesus.

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For centuries, Franciscan spirituality has brought Christians a fresh perspective on Christ with its simple and heartfelt approach. Now you can follow the teachings of St. Francis of Assisi in this special retreat experience with gifted Franciscan Br. Bill Short, O.F.M., as your guide.

In this series of 12 retreat sessions, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your own spiritual journey with insights from the writings of Francis and Clare of Assisi.

Francis shows us how to approach God as love, a reality that is based in the heart’s affections more than the mind’s ideas. The dynamic relationship of the Persons of the Holy Trinity provides the model for our lives, allowing us to develop our emotional intelligence as we grow in union with God.

Our humanity itself is modeled on Christ, and thus gives us a very good image of who God is. The limitations of our life, of time and space, and even of suffering and death, can connect us with God because of the Beloved Son Jesus.

By listening to these 12 retreat topics, you will have the inspiration of Francis and Clare of Assisi to accompany you in your journey, following the footprints of Christ in this world.

This course was previously published as A Franciscan Retreat with Br. Bill Short

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Br. William Short, O.F.M, S.T.L., S.T.D., is Professor of Christian Spirituality at the Franciscan School of Theology in Oceanside, California, where he has also served as President and Academic Dean. He was previously Professor of Christian Spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union and Director of the St. Francis Retreat Center in California. A Franciscan friar, he received a B.A. from the University of San Francisco, an M.A. in Philosophical and Systematic Theology, and the S.T.L. and S.T.D. degrees from the Gregorian University in Rome. In July of 2014, Br. Short received the 25th Franciscan Institute Medal.

Br. Short has dedicated his scholarly work to a retrieval of the Franciscan tradition of spirituality and theology. He is co-editor of the three-volume series of English translations of all the documents written by St. Francis of Assisi and his earliest biographers, Francis of Assisi: Early Documents. He has published works on the history of the Franciscan movement and its spirituality.
*Speaker Photo by Scott Anger

Praise for Bill Short

“Bill Short brings a lifetime of scholarly work combined with a lifetime of applying the principles of the Franciscan Rule of Life to his daily existence. Thus, [his presentations are] shot through with the wit and wisdom.”
– Margaret Carney, OSF, President Emerita, St. Bonaventure University

“Bill Short is one of the most prolific and knowledgeable scholars of the entire Franciscan tradition as evidenced by his previous lecture series, articles, and books on the Franciscan movement. As those living in the Middle Ages would say, to listen to Bill is to sit at the feet of a Master.”
– Fr. Steven J. McMichael, OFM Conv., University of Saint Thomas

“Brother Bill Short has dedicated his Franciscan life to make accessible the rich spiritual resources of the early Franciscan tradition. Through his sharp translation skills, insight, and heartfelt humor, Francis of Assisi speaks to us again today.”
– J. A. Wayne Hellmann OFM Conv.

  • An Encounter with Love
  • Beginning with Matter
  • Knowing Myself
  • Trying to Find God by Knowing
  • The Paradox of the Cross
  • Jesus as the Center
  • The God who Serves
  • Hearing the Word and Doing the Word
  • Finding Sweetness in Bitterness
  • An Abiding Presence
  • A Community of Brothers and Sisters
  • To Be the Mother of the Lord

3 reviews for 12 Days with Saint Francis: Prayer, Reflection, and Spiritual Growth

  1. Anonymous

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    It is just so excellent and clear to the point.

  2. Robert W., o.f.m., IN

    Summer Survey: July 2017

    Bill Short’s Franciscan retreat was good. It made me reflect on my life as a Franciscan Priest and my spirituality.

  3. James Lee H., IA

    Summer Survey: July 2017

    It was very well done and reminded me of the way Franciscans were before they were tainted by modernism.

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