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Light in the dark ages : the friendship of Francis and Clare of Assisi

Author: Jon M Sweeney
Publisher: Brewster, Mass. : Paraclete Press, ©2007.
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Explores how Francis was first found by God and then joined by Clare despite the violent objections of her family, and delves into a variety of issues they faced including the treatment of lepers in medieval society, corruption in the thirteenth-century Church, and changing attitudes toward the created world.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sweeney, Jon M., 1967-
Light in the dark ages.
Brewster, Mass. : Paraclete Press, c2007
(OCoLC)744623249
Named Person: Francis, of Assisi Saint; Clare, of Assisi Saint; Clare, of Assisi Saint; Francis, of Assisi Saint
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon M Sweeney
ISBN: 1557254761 9781557254764
OCLC Number: 85162153
Description: xii, 204 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
Beginnings --
About their relationship --
To kiss a leper --
Rebuilding the church --
Who is my father? --
No frowning saints --
Trying to be like Jesus --
Jugglers for God --
Renewing the bonds of creation --
Being crucified with Christ --
The canticle of the creatures --
The sepulcher of St. Francis --
Burning books --
The rise and fall of the spirituals --
After Clare's death --
Light in the dark ages.
Responsibility: Jon M. Sweeney.
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Explores how Francis was first found by God and then joined by Clare despite the violent objections of her family, and delves into a variety of issues they faced including the treatment of lepers in medieval society, corruption in the thirteenth-century Church, and changing attitudes toward the created world.

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