Franciscans at Prayer (The Medieval Franciscans, Volume 4)

Surveying the wide landscape of medieval Franciscans at prayer, this e-book bargains a nuanced viewpoint on Franciscan ideals and religious practices that underscores the intensity and breath in their mutual ardour for the divine and the area they shared.

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19–22. ” The renewal of Gospel life was integral to the rise of the laity in the Middle Ages. For a discussion on evangelical life see Joseph P. 4 Yet, in her letters to Agnes of Prague, a noble woman she never met but to whom she felt a kindred spirit, Clare revealed a desire to live fully in the mystery of the Incarnation and actively participate in evangelical life. Rather than pursuing a type of fuga mundi which characterized the monastic tradition, Clare focused her attention on living the Gospel as a follower of Christ.

147; Opuscula, pp. 343–344. Here I give the Latin text only for verses three and eight, those verses which are the focus of the analysis: “3 Quia sanctissimus Pater de caelo, Rex noster ante saecula + misit dilectum Filium suum de alto et operatus est salutem in medio terrae. ” michael w. blastic 24 The Christmas psalm, psalm fifteen of the Office of the Passion, celebrates the same reality in terms of the incarnation: 1 Exult in God our help! Shout to the Lord God living and true with cries of gladness!

The Language and Content of Prayer in the Writings The language used throughout the Opuscula to describe the action of prayer includes the following: honor, adore, praise, bless, glorify, exalt, and give thanks. 50 The vision of God and the world expressed in and through the Writings, and the consequent understanding of Franciscan life as response to this God and this world in this time and this place are the basis for an understanding of Franciscan prayer. ” Opuscula, p. 208: “Cuius Patris talis fuit voluntas, ut filius eius benedictus et gloriosus, quem dedit nobis et natus fuit pro nobis, se ipsum per proprium sanguinem suum sacrificium et hostiam in ara crucis offerret; non propter se, per quem facta sunt omnia (cfr.

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