The Canticle of the Creatures for Saint Francis of Assisi
Translated By: Demetrio Yocum
Illustrated By: Martin Erspamer OSB
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The Canticle of the Creatures for Saint Francis of Assisi

Translated By: Demetrio Yocum
Illustrated By: Martin Erspamer OSB
Paraclete Press / 2017 / Other

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Reminiscent of a medieval Book of Hours, The Canticle of the Creatures with its rich artwork and graceful text invite the reader to participate in its happy wisdom rather than merely read it.

There's a twist - a talking cicada, wolf, cat, lamb, fish, rabbit, bees, and many birds tell the stories of St. Francis. There is a mystery in the 'chirping, barking, mooing, tweeting, and meowing' of creation. This gorgeous book with its four-color illustrations tempts the reader to see the world anew.

Product Information

Format: Other
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1612617751
ISBN-13: 9781612617756

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Publisher's Description

Celebrated Italian poet Luigi Santucci and American artist Br. Martin Erspamer lend heart and imagination to the "Canticle of St. Francis," one of the most beloved texts in all the writings of St. Francis. Honoring the spirituality of this holy man who preached and listened to man and beast alike, Santucci takes the sermons that Francis bestowed on the birds, the wolf of Gubbio, and so many other creatures, and allows his wisdom to come back to us through the voices of those creatures, providing us with a new classic of Franciscan spirituality.

In a beautiful gift book format, this title has four-color illustrations throughout that capture the simple, yet joyful spirit of Saint Francis that has inspired generations. The book reminds us of the traits of this beloved Saint that led the current Pope to choose him as a namesake — a deep concern for nature, justice for the poor, and interior peace.

Author Bio

Author Luigi Santucci (1918-1999) was one of the most important Italian writers and poets of the twentieth century. Illustrator Br. Martin Erspamer, OSB, always wanted to be an artist. He works as a designer and painter of glass, in the pottery studio, does illustrations for books, and works with parishes or communities who want to build or renovate worship spaces. For 17 years he has been a monk at St. Meinrad Archabbey.
 

Editorial Reviews

Roles are reversed as the creatures voice their own experience in the ambiance of Francis' love for them. With delightful illustrations and moving text, this is a beautiful book. —Elizabeth Johnson, Fordham University, Author of Ask the Beasts

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