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DetailsFirst printed in 1476, this collection of stories, or "little flowers," chronicles Saint Francis of Assisi's journeys, activities, and miracles. Told in brief anecdotes of charming simplicity, the stories include Saint Francis' sermon to the birds, his taming of the savage wolf of Gubbio, his conversion of the Sultan of Babylon, and his miraculous healing of a leper.Picturesque and poetic, The Little Flowers of Saint Francis transports readers to the Middle Ages for an inspiring portrait of the saint and his earliest disciples. One of the world's most popular and widely read religious classics, its universal appeal extends to people of all faiths and every intellectual level.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: St. Francis of Assisi abandoned a life of luxury for a life devoted to Christianity after reportedly hearing the voice of God, who commanded him to rebuild the Christian church and live in poverty. During his life he also developed a deep love of nature and animals and is known as the patron saint of the environment and animals; his life and words have had a lasting resonance with millions of followers across the globe. Each October, many animals the world over are blessed on his feast day.ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR: Thomas Okey (18521935) was an expert on basket weaving, a translator of Italian, and a writer on art and the topography of architecture and art works in Italy and France. In 1919, he became the first professor in Cambridge University under the Serena Professor of Italian title.
SKU Code PRK B 3515 Weight in Kg 0.0600 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486431864 Author Name Francis of Assissi; Translator: Thomas Okey Publisher Name HARPER COLLINS