The Franciscan Story is varied and engrossing work which spans more than eight centuries. Beginning with St Francis, Maurice Carmody examines: .How the first Order grew rapidly after the time of St Francis (1182-1226), and how a simple brotherhood became an organised religious order which spread throughout Europe and beyond to implement papal policy in Church reform, missions, higher education and diplomacy. .How disagreements over whether Francis would have approved led to division and, from the sixteenth century onwards, ...

The Franciscan Story 2008, New Generation Publishing, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781847481412

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