St. Francis of America

St. Francis of America

How A Thirteenth-century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

eBook - 2015
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Around the nation today, St. Francis of Assisi is embraced as the patron saint of animals, beneficently presiding over hundreds of Blessing of the Animals services on October 4, St. Francis's Catholic feast day. Not only Catholics, however, but Protestants and other Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and nonreligious Americans commonly name him as one of their favorite spiritual figures. Appelbaum traces popular depictions and interpretations of St. Francis from the time when non-Catholic Americans "discovered" him in the nineteenth century to the present.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2015.
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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