The Spirit of Saint Francis: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis

published by Franciscan Media | Hardback - With dust jacket | 192 pages
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In this original collection, published in cooperation with the Libreria Editrice Vaticana, the Vatican Publishing House, the life and legacy of Saint Francis of Assisi spring to life through the pope’s uplifting and challenging words. He presents an irresistible modern spirituality, one that reveals the genius of Franciscan themes such as: simplicity, humility, joy, forgiveness, compassion, poverty, peacemaking, and care for creation.

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Pope Francis, formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., served the Jesuits as novice master, lecturer, provincial, confessor, and spiritual director before Pope John Paul II named him Archbishop of Buenos Aires. He was elected to the papacy on March 13, 2013. He is the first pope from the Americas and the first pope to choose the name Francis, in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Alicia (Ramirez de Arellano) von Stamwitz was born in Cuba and immigrated to the United States in 1960. She is an award-winning freelance author and longtime editor with the religious press. Her interviews and profiles of today’s most influential spiritual leaders are published internationally. She lives in Missouri with her family. More information can be found at