Francis of Assisi in Our Sunday Visitor

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Francis of Assisi: A New Biography by Augustine Thompson, O.P. is reviewed by Woodeene Koenig-Bricker in Our Sunday Visitor: A fresh look at a familiar saint: Francis of Assisi. Here’s an excerpt: “In this extensive work, based on all the existent original documents, including those written by Francis, the saint emerges as a much more complex and complicated man than previously believed, tormented by interior demons, nearly overwhelmed by the challenges of governing a religious movement and troubled by self-doubt, yet still a shining figure of the transforming power of an encounter with the living Christ.”

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