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« on: October 03, 2007, 03:25:47 pm »

Main sources for the life of Saint Francis

Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi.
•   Friar Elias, Epistola Encyclica de Transitu Sancti Francisci, 1226.
•   Pope Gregory IX, Bulla "Mira circa nos" for the canonization of St. Francis, 19 July 1228.
•   Friar Tommaso da Celano: Vita Prima Sancti Francisci, 1228; Vita Secunda Sancti Francisci, 1246 – 1247; Tractatus de Miraculis Sancti Francisci, 1252 – 1253.
•   Friar Julian of Speyer, Vita Sancti Francisci, 1232 – 1239.
•   St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, Legenda Maior Sancti Francisci, 1260 – 1263.
•   Ugolino da Montegiorgio, Actus Beati Francisci et sociorum eius, 1327 – 1342.
•   Fioretti di San Francesco, the "Little Flowers of St. Francis", end of the 14th century: an anonymous Italian version of the Actus; the most popular of the sources, but very late and therefore not the best authority by any means.
Main writings by St. Francis
•   Canticum Fratris Solis, the Canticle to Brother Sun.
•   Prayer before the Crucifix, 1205 (extant in the original Umbrian dialect as well as in a contemporary Latin translation).
•   Regula non bullata, the Earlier Rule, 1221.
•   Regula bullata, the Later Rule, 1223.
•   Testament, 1226.
•   Admonitions.
•   Order of the Holy Sepulchre, lay organization related to Franciscan hospitality in the Holy Land.
•   Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972), a film by Franco Zeffirelli
•   Prayer of Saint Francis, a prayer widely attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, although in fact there is no record of it prior to 1912.
•   Clare of Assisi
•   Saint Juniper, one of Francis' original followers.
•   Saint David
•   University of Saint Francis (Illinois), a school founded in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi.
•   Saint Francis University (Pennsylvania)
•   List of people on stamps of Ireland
•   Saint Margaret of Cortona
•   Saint-Franηois d'Assise, an opera by Olivier Messiaen
•   Society of Saint Francis
•   The Flowers of St. Francis (1950), a film by Roberto Rossellini
•   Francesco (1990), a film by Liliana Cavani, somewhat slow moving film which follows Francis of Assisi's evolution from rich man's son to religious humanitarian and eventually to full-fledged self-tortured saint. This movie was inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel Peter Camenzind. St. Francis is played by Mickey Rourke, and the woman who later became Saint Clare, is played by Helena Bonham Carter
•   Flowers for St Francis (2005), a book by Raj Arumugam (see
•   Lynn Townsend White, Jr.
•   Reluctant Saint: The Life of Francis of Assisi a book by Donald Spoto (2002)
•   Christian mystics
•   Siena College
•   Saint-Franηois (places called for Francis of Assisi in French-speaking countries)
•   Saint Francis et His Four Ladies (1970) a book by Joan Mowat Erikson
•   Brother, Sister (2006), third full-length album by indie rock band mewithoutYou, featuring the song The Sun and Moon
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