I, Francis: Spirit of St.Francis of Assisi

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St Francis is one of the most lovable saints revered by, among others, Martin Luther King and Mohandas Gandhi. Accounts of his life are however shrouded in myth and legend. This book seeks to present the life and teaching of St Francis of Assisi in the form of an imaginary autobiography. At the same time, Carretto takes the liberty of having "Francis" address the problems of today, a world deeply committed to atheism, but on the brink of radical faith. The suggestion is that all people has some "Francis" in themselves if only they could get back in touch with it. The book concludes with a collection of real prayers by Francis. This book is a companion volume to "The Desert Journal" and "Letters to Dolcidia".

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Carlo Carretto was a leader of Catholic Action in Italy and served as National President of Catholic Youth from 1946 to 1952. At the age of 44 he heard the call of God to go into the desert and joined the Little Brothers of Jesus of Charles de Foucauld in the Sahara. He continued writing up until his death in 1988.

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