Franciscans have every reason to claim Dante as a fellow traveler because the poet drank deeply from the Franciscan spring.
Daniele Garota was instrumental to genesis of organic agriculture in Italy and its corresponding way of life, integral ecology.
As a Franciscan friar and probably inspired by the Rule he heard daily, Scotus was imbued with a spirit of humility in the face of ecclesiastical authority.
This book investigates the phenomenon of saintly cults that formed around pious merchants, artisans, midwives, domestic servants, and others in the medieval communes of Italy.
The Lord told Francis he was to be a fool in this world as the path of God’s wisdom. He became a Wise Fool very much in the tradition of the Holy Fool or God’s Fool.