Thoughts on Francis of AssisieBook - 2013
Francis's forma vitae for the Fratres Minores, the original rule for the Franciscan Order, was meant to establish peace and equality among people who worked together in a community, yet each using his own particular talent: an ideal that had a short life. At Francis's death, Pope Gregory IX took the opportunity to use Francis's popularity in order to satisfy his political ambition. Despite the protest of Francis's closest brothers and sisters, the ones who had shared the true experience of the order during his life, the Pope changed Francis's forma vitae into something more palatable and usefu.
Publisher: New York, New York : Peter Lang, 2013.
Copyright Date: ©2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource (136 pages).