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Enter Assisi : an invitation to Franciscan spirituality
Bodo, Murray, author.
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Cincinnati, Ohio : Franciscan Media, [2015]

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xvii, 122 pages ; 22 cm
"Fr. Murray Bodo takes you on a journey through the gates of Assisi, where you will discover in your own life the way to follow Jesus as St. Francis did" -- Back cover.
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Go on a spiritual pilgrimage to Assisi with Fr. Murray Bodo. Enter Assisi takes you on a journey through the gates of the city, where you will discover in your own life the way to follow Jesus as St. Francis did. The walls of the medieval town surround a place where your imagination can explore spiritual holy ground.

Picture the daring midnight journey of St. Clare through the streets to the Moiano gate and down to St. Mary of the Angels, where Francis and his brothers welcomed her into a new way of life. Spend time in the caves of the Carceri, reflecting on the gift of solitude. Meet twentieth-century residents of Assisi who have absorbed the Franciscan spirit and seek to impart it to others.

Fr. Murray Bodo draws on over three decades of leading pilgrimages in Assisi to bring the home of St. Francis to life in the words of a poet and spiritual director.

Author Notes

Murray Bodo, O.F.M., is a Franciscan priest and a member of the Franciscan Academy. An award-winning author of many books, including Francis: The Journey and the Dream, Brands and Jesus, Landscape of Prayer, and The Simple Way: Meditations on the Words of Saint Brands, he writes and lectures on Franciscan spirituality.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: Invitationp. xv
Part 1 Enter Assistp. 1
Chapter 1 Assist Is...p. 3
Chapter 2 The Blessing of Assistp. 7
Chapter 3 Of Walls and Gatesp. 13
Chapter 4 Enter Assisip. 18
Chapter 5 Through the Writer's Gatep. 22
Chapter 6 Stagesp. 31
Chapter 7 Passing through the Gatep. 35
Chapter 8 Your Own Porta San Giacomo a Muro Ruptop. 39
Part 2 Discovering Clarep. 43
Chapter 9 Porta Moiano: Clare's Passage to a New Lifep. 45
Chapter 10 Through the Moiano Gatep. 53
Chapter 11 The Dormitory of St. Clarep. 56
Part 3 Beyond Assisip. 67
Chapter 12 The Olive Trees of Assisip. 69
Chapter 13 Peace amid Warp. 73
Chapter 14 Of Cavesp. 80
Chapter 15 Porta dei Cappuccini: The Capuchin Gatep. 85
Chapter 16 Crossingsp. 89
Chapter 17 Ordinary Gatesp. 94
Part 4 Longingp. 97
Chapter 18 Porta Perlici: Gate of the Wounded Warriorp. 99
Chapter 19 When the Gates Don't Speakp. 104
Chapter 20 Silence and Solitudep. 107
Chapter 21 The Joy of Being Elsewherep. 110
Chapter 21 Longingp. 114
Afterwordp. 119
Notesp. 121