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Saint Francis of Assisi: A Biography-logo

Saint Francis of Assisi: A Biography

Johannes Jorgensen

Born to a prosperous cloth merchant of Assisi, Francis (1182-1226) lived the typically high-spirited life of a wealthy young man of his day, which included fighting as a soldier. In 1205, while away at war, he experienced a vision that beckoned him return to Assisi, where he soon lost his taste for the worldly life and began to live a life of evangelical poverty in imitation of Jesus Christ. He embarked upon a pilgrimage to Rome, where he begged for alms alongside the poor at St. Peter's Basilica. Upon his return to Assisi, be began to preach in the town square and soon acquired a curious following which blossomed into a worldwide religious order. The Franciscans sparked a spiritual revival that enlightened the Dark Ages and that continues even into our day. Johannes Jorgensen (1866–1956) is best known outside his native Denmark for his popular biography of St. Francis of Assisi, which he wrote in 1907. As a student in Copenhagen, he searched in vain for truth in various secular and spiritual philosophies. But his 1894 visit to Assisi, with his friend Mogens Ballin, a Jewish convert to Catholicism, led to a turning point in Jorgensen's own spiritual life and quest for truth and marked the beginning of his fervent love for Francis, a love that became the preoccupation of his life and led to his conversion to Catholicism in 1896. His timeless biography of Francis of Assisi continues to inspire readers from all creeds and cultures. (Adapted from Wikipedia)

Born to a prosperous cloth merchant of Assisi, Francis (1182-1226) lived the typically high-spirited life of a wealthy young man of his day, which included fighting as a soldier. In 1205, while away at war, he experienced a vision that beckoned him return to Assisi, where he soon lost his taste for the worldly life and began to live a life of evangelical poverty in imitation of Jesus Christ. He embarked upon a pilgrimage to Rome, where he begged for alms alongside the poor at St. Peter's Basilica. Upon his return to Assisi, be began to preach in the town square and soon acquired a curious following which blossomed into a worldwide religious order. The Franciscans sparked a spiritual revival that enlightened the Dark Ages and that continues even into our day. Johannes Jorgensen (1866–1956) is best known outside his native Denmark for his popular biography of St. Francis of Assisi, which he wrote in 1907. As a student in Copenhagen, he searched in vain for truth in various secular and spiritual philosophies. But his 1894 visit to Assisi, with his friend Mogens Ballin, a Jewish convert to Catholicism, led to a turning point in Jorgensen's own spiritual life and quest for truth and marked the beginning of his fervent love for Francis, a love that became the preoccupation of his life and led to his conversion to Catholicism in 1896. His timeless biography of Francis of Assisi continues to inspire readers from all creeds and cultures. (Adapted from Wikipedia)
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Born to a prosperous cloth merchant of Assisi, Francis (1182-1226) lived the typically high-spirited life of a wealthy young man of his day, which included fighting as a soldier. In 1205, while away at war, he experienced a vision that beckoned him return to Assisi, where he soon lost his taste for the worldly life and began to live a life of evangelical poverty in imitation of Jesus Christ. He embarked upon a pilgrimage to Rome, where he begged for alms alongside the poor at St. Peter's Basilica. Upon his return to Assisi, be began to preach in the town square and soon acquired a curious following which blossomed into a worldwide religious order. The Franciscans sparked a spiritual revival that enlightened the Dark Ages and that continues even into our day. Johannes Jorgensen (1866–1956) is best known outside his native Denmark for his popular biography of St. Francis of Assisi, which he wrote in 1907. As a student in Copenhagen, he searched in vain for truth in various secular and spiritual philosophies. But his 1894 visit to Assisi, with his friend Mogens Ballin, a Jewish convert to Catholicism, led to a turning point in Jorgensen's own spiritual life and quest for truth and marked the beginning of his fervent love for Francis, a love that became the preoccupation of his life and led to his conversion to Catholicism in 1896. His timeless biography of Francis of Assisi continues to inspire readers from all creeds and cultures. (Adapted from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

12h 47m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

07:40


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

35:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

37:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

44:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

43:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

46:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

31:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

26:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

24:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

45:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:26