FRAN 401 - St. Francis of Assisi, An Introduction
by Michael Higgins, TOR
St. Francis is one of the most significant figures in the history of Christianity; however, the reality of his life is often obscured with myths, legends, and popular devotions. The only way St. Francis can be understood and appreciated is through a familiarization with his life and the historical and spiritual forces which influenced him. Through use of the historical biography Francis of Assisi: A Life by Chiara Frugoni, this course will introduce the learner to the reality of the life and times of the Saint.