Saints, Scholars & Spiritual Masters
8 - St Francis of Assisi
[online evening talk]
Thursday 10 December @7:30pm
God & the Crib:
St Francis & Greccio
Eighth of the online series: Saints, Scholars and Spiritual Masters
In the weeks before Christmas, the final talk of Saints, Scholars and Spiritual Masters appropriately turns to St Francis of Assisi, who built the first crib on a hillside above Greccio, in the Rieti valley, Italy. St Francis’ love for the mystery of God’s Incarnation spilt over into his radical choice of a life of poverty and prayer, following in the footsteps of his master, Jesus Christ. His profound and intense spiritual life powered a charismatic life of preaching. Fr Gabriel Kyte, of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, will offer insights into the Christmas-orientated spirituality of this ever-popular saint.