Tell It to the Birds
Fifty-one Modern Essays on a Medieval Saint
Sergius Wroblewski, OFM
160 pages, Paperback Edition
This is a collection of fifty-one insightful and delightful essays on the Saint of Assisi, written by one of his followers who has spent a notable portion of his life seriously studying Francis.
Father Wroblewski poses the question: “What would St. Francis have done today?” Admitting that no one can adequately answer the question, except in the realm of speculation, he attempts to contextualize Francis’ ideals by presenting the Saint’s radical Christian stance in the contest of modern life. He achieves this with remarkable success.
You may or may not agree with all the conclusions which become manifest, but you will be motivated to appreciate the insights you will find. The Poverello often was so admirable and captivating but hardly that often imitable. His ideals, so noble and natural to him, are not that easy for others to attain.