Discerning a Vocation
Called: New Thinking on Christian Vocation by M. Basil Pennington, OCSO. Minneapolis, MN: The Seabury Press, 1983.
Getting a Life: How to Find Your True Vocation by Renée M. LaReau. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2003.
If Today You Hear His Voice by Roch Kereszty, O. Cist. North Hills, CA: Rogationist Publications, 1998.
Religious Life & You: A Compilation of the Best of Vision Magazine. Evanston, IL: Berry Publishing Services, Inc., 1996. (Can be ordered from Vision – See listing below under “Internet Resources”)
Vocations Anonymous: A Handbook for Adults Discerning Priesthood and Religious Life by Kathy Bryant, RSC. Chicago, IL: National Coalition for Church Vocations, 1997.
Wise Choices: A Spiritual Guide to Making Life’s Decisions by Margaret Silf. New York, NY: Bluebridge, 2004.
Franciscan Friars (Order of Friars Minor)
Francis & His Brothers: A Popular History of the Franciscan Friars by Dominic Monti, OFM. Cincinnati, OH: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2009.
Franciscans in Urban Ministry by Ken Himes, OFM. St. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, St. Bonaventure University, 2002.
The Franciscans: Love at Work by Boniface Hanley, OFM, and Salvator Fink, OFM. Paterson, NJ: St. Anthony Guild Press, 1962.
A History of the Franciscan Order From Its Origins to the Year 1517, by John Moorman. Chicago, IL: Franciscan Herald Press, 1968.
Poverty and Joy: The Franciscan Tradition by William Short, OFM. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1999.
Franciscan Spirituality and Prayer
Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis by Daniel Horan, OFM, Cincinnati, OH: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2012.
The Cross was Their Book: Meditations on St. Francis’ Prayer Before a Crucifix by Andre Cirino, OFM. Tau Publishing, 2009.
Franciscan Prayer by Ilia Delio, OSF. Cincinnati, OH: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2004.
The Prayers of Saint Francis compiled by W. Bader. Hyde Park, NY: New City Press, 1988.
Holy Name Province
A Friar’s Joy: Magic Moments From Real Life edited by Kevin Cronin, OFM. New York, NY: The Continuum Publishing Company, 1997.
‘Peace and Good’ in America: A History of Holy Name Province Order of Friars Minor 1850s to the Present by Joseph M. White. Ireland: BookLink, 2004.
Religious Life Today: Re-Thinking a Promise by William Reiser. North Hills, CA: Rogate Publications, 1994.
St. Francis of Assisi
Francis: The Journey and the Dream by Murray Bodo, OFM. Cincinnati, OH: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1988.
The Francis Book: 800 Years with the Saint from Assisi compiled and edited by Roy Gasnick, OFM. New York, NY: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1980.
Reluctant Saint: The Life of Francis of Assisi by Donald Spoto. New York, NY: Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2002.
Saint Francis by Nikos Kazantzakis. Chicago, IL: Loyola Classics, 2005.
The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam, and Francis of Assisi’s Mission of Peace by Paul Moses. New York: Doubleday Religion, 2009.
Saint Francis of Assisi by G.K. Chesterton. New York, NY: Image Books/Doubleday, 1957.
St. Francis of Assisi by John R. H. Moorman. Chicago, IL: Franciscan Herald Press, 1950.
Francis of Assisi and His World by Mark Galli. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002.
St. Francis of Assisi: A Biography by Omer Englebert. Cincinnati, OH: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1965.
St. Francis of Assisi: The Legend and the Life by Michael Robson, OFM, Conv. London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1997.
St. Francis of Assisi: The Message in His Writings by Thaddee Matura, OFM. St. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 1997.
The Way of St. Francis: The Challenge of Franciscan Spirituality for Everyone by Murray Bodo, OFM. Cincinnati, OH: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1995.
The Wisdom of the Poor One of Assisi by Eloi Leclerc. Pasadena, CA: Hope Publishing House, 1992.
The Writings of St. Francis by Gianluigi Uboldi. Edizioni Porziuncola: Casa Editrice Francescana-Assisi, 1994.
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St. Francis of Assisi
El Hermano de Asís by Ignacio Larrañaga. Uruguay: Lumen, 1993.
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