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Was Saint Francis a Poet?

Posted by Murray Bodo, OFM on 8/3/18 7:00 AM

 

A little-known fact about Saint Francis of Assisi is that he is considered one of the first Italian poets by literary critics. His “Canticle of the Creatures” combined his love for God with his mastery of poetry.

Murray Bodo, OFM, who authored the best-selling Francis: The Journey and the Dream, talks about the poetic prowess of Francis of Assisi in this week's Friar Friday video.


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