Poetry as Prayer
Saint Francis of Assisi: Mystic, Poet, Saint
Murray Bodo, OFM
Tau Publishing, 130 pages, hard cover edition
No follower of Christ has captivated the Christian imagination more than this poor man from Assisi. Francis’ colorful personality, passionate struggles, and zest for adventure propelled him toward all that life could offer…and plunged him into a deep relationship with God, where the poetry of praise best illuminated his experience.
With Franciscan expert Murray Bodo, enter into Saint Francis’ world of color, sound, and image. Enjoy the stories and legends that have fascinated us through the ages. Above all, ponder Francis’ poem, “Canticle of Creatures,” which glorifies God for creation, incarnation, and redemption—a prayer-poem that can show us how to see the world anew.