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Early Franciscan Women and their Mendicant Vocation
This book about Mendicant women outside the cloister is unique in its content. Rose of Viterbo, Angela of Foligno, Margaret of Cortona, and Sancia, Queen of Naples, were all born within the first century of the Franciscan Order. As women who pursued their religious vocation of volumtary poverty, itinerancy, and preaching outside of monastic walls – in the streets and in their homes – they could very well be called the first generation of mendicant women.
Essays Honoring Kenan B. Osborne, O.F.M.
Written by some of the finest scholars in the Franciscan world today – Joseph Chinnici, Bishop John Cummins, William J. Short, †Allan B. Wolter, Zachary Hayes, †Regis A. Duffy, Michael D. Guinan, Johannes B. Freyer, Antonie Vos and Mary Beth Ingham – these different approaches to sacraments, ecclesiology, Christology, and anthropology testify to our professor’s academic life, his plumbing of our theological tradition for new insights, and his wide breadth of learning and interests.
This book contains selected spiritual and theological texts by St. Bonaventure. The texts includes are: The Threefold Way, On the Perfection of Life, On Governing the Soul, The Soliloquium: A Dialogue on the Four Spiritual Exercises. An appendix includes four additional texts that provide some important and helpful clarifications on aspects of the Seraphic Doctor's theology of the spiritual life found in this book. It includes: the prologue to the Commentary on Book II of the Sentences of Peter Lombard and three short sermons: On the Way of Life, On Holy Saturday, and On the Monday after Palm Sunday.