The Way of St. Francis: Teachings and Practices for Daily Life

Podcast-style audio course - 3 Topics
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
Associate professor, Thomas More College
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The Way of St. Francis: Teachings and Practices for Daily Life

Podcast-style audio course - 3 Topics
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
Associate professor, Thomas More College
(2 customer reviews)
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

“If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.” – Saint Francis of Assisi (ca. 1181–1226)

Who was medieval Italy’s Francis of Assisi? Millions know him as the saint who first received the stigmata of Christ, as a champion of the poor, and as a mystic who possessed a divine rapport with the natural world. But few know that Saint Francis also created an extraordinary system of spiritual practices to radiate joy inward to the soul and outward to the world.

In The Way of Saint Francis, Father Murray Bodo O.F.M., reveals the life of this celebrated saint and shares specific meditations, prayers, and teachings to cultivate the five great keys of Franciscan spirituality. As you listen to these moving audio sessions, you will explore St. Francis’s essential teachings of silence, purification, openness, response, and time. Through them, you will learn to open the door to the cell within—a sacred inner space available to us at any time and in any situation.

Fr. Bodo, a celebrated poet, award-winning teacher, erudite scholar, an

“If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.” – Saint Francis of Assisi (ca. 1181–1226)

Who was medieval Italy’s Francis of Assisi? Millions know him as the saint who first received the stigmata of Christ, as a champion of the poor, and as a mystic who possessed a divine rapport with the natural world. But few know that Saint Francis also created an extraordinary system of spiritual practices to radiate joy inward to the soul and outward to the world.

In The Way of Saint Francis, Father Murray Bodo O.F.M., reveals the life of this celebrated saint and shares specific meditations, prayers, and teachings to cultivate the five great keys of Franciscan spirituality. As you listen to these moving audio sessions, you will explore St. Francis’s essential teachings of silence, purification, openness, response, and time. Through them, you will learn to open the door to the cell within—a sacred inner space available to us at any time and in any situation.

Fr. Bodo, a celebrated poet, award-winning teacher, erudite scholar, and fellow mystic, will deeply move you with this one-of-a-kind course. You will cherish each lecture as he probes the spiritual experiences and insights of St. Francis. Fr. Bodo’s brilliant lectures make Francis’s mysticism accessible in today’s modern world. You don’t want to miss this course.

*This series was originally produced by Sounds True.

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Fr. Murray Bodo, O.F.M., Ph.D., is Associate professor at Thomas More College, a Franciscan Priest and a member of the Franciscan Academy. He earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Cincinnati and taught English and American Literature and the craft of writing for 36 years. He is an award-winning author of more than 25 books, including the best-selling Francis: The Journey and the DreamMystics: Ten Who Show Us the Ways of God, and Song of the Sparrow: New Poems and Meditations. His poems, stories, and articles have appeared in magazines and literary journals. Fr. Murray resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, and spends three months of the year in Assisi, Italy, as a staff member of Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs.
Photo by Jack Wintz, OFM.

    Topics Covered Include:
  • St. Francis's Early Years
  • Rebuilding the Church
  • The Five Essential Teachings: Silence, Purification, Openness, Response, and Time
  • An Interior Life
  • Being an Instrument of Peace
  • Moving from Prayer to Action
  • Four-Fold Meditation
  • Brother Son, Sister Moon

2 reviews for The Way of St. Francis: Teachings and Practices for Daily Life

  1. Rachael: H., UK

    Fall Survey: October 2016

    A very inspiring listen. St Francis and St Clare are such wonderful saints and have much to illuminate our lives today. It’s not always easy but very rewarding if we follow the teachings and practices that they themselves followed.

  2. S. Bernadette E., NE

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    I listened to it in the car and found myself listening three times because there was so much to reflect on. Also as a Franciscan, there was much resonation in me.

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