Gathering Shards: A Franciscan Life
In Gathering Shards Murray Bodo celebrates 60 years as a Franciscan friar by telling the story of how God found him and called him to the Franciscan life when he was a young boy in Gallup, New Mexico, a life which has taken him far from his New Mexico roots, only to bring him home again to savor the desert and mountains that formed his early life.
The shards he gathers into this memoir are not the pottery shards he gathered as a boy, but the diverse shards that make up his life and that cohere because of the presence of God in all of them. The book celebrates his being a teacher and writer, a pilgrim and a pilgrim guide, a spiritual friend and companion, a poet and priest, and how all of these roles reveal the contours of his life, their unique shape and color adding to the forming bowl which defines his Franciscan life.
Stock #: I9800
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I absolutely LOVE this book. It has truly inspired me while being quarantined during this COVID-19. It makes me feel as if I am sitting with a friend and sharing our lives. THANK YOU Fr. Bodo for an incredible read!
I always considered that my faith was deep and meaningful.....this wonderful book truly opened my eyes to total joy and love. It is a must read for everyone!
I am a great admirer of Father Bodo’s books, and I believe this one to be his Best so far! Thank you for telling me of it.
Product Type: Book
Item Number: #I9800
Publication Date: 2019
Imprint: Tau Publishing
Trim Size: 8in x 5in x 1in
(Approx. 0.31 in X )
List Price: $ 16.95