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Exhibit on St. Francis Coming to Brooklyn

“A historic exhibit of medieval manuscripts and papal documents associated with St. Francis of Assisi will be on display at Brooklyn Borough Hall from Dec. 2 to Jan. 14.

It was on view this past week at the U.N. Speakers at the opening in Manhattan affirmed the saint’s association with the world body’s peaceful aims and hoped his namesake pope would pay a visit next September.

“Friar Francis: Traces, Words, Images” is a collection of 19 manuscripts and artifacts from the Sacred Convent of St. Francis of Assisi in Italy.

The artifacts date from the 13th and 14th centuries and are outside Italy for the first time in 700 years.

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Vatican nuncio to the U.N., said the difficult and costly process to bring the “priceless documents” to New York is “worth the effort, because we believe that the values practiced and preached by St. Francis are also the fundamental values of the United Nations, namely peace, the harmonious development of peoples in brotherhood and love for nature.

“Without these values, we have wars and conflicts, injustices and all forms of slavery, environmental crises and disasters,” he said.

One of the most striking pieces in the exhibit is Codex 338, which contains the oldest existing copies of St. Francis’ writings, including the Rule of the Friars Minor and the original draft of “The Canticle of the Creatures,” dictated by St. Francis. The “Canticle” is considered the oldest poetic text of Italian literature.

The exhibit includes a fragment of a biography of St. Francis by Thomas of Celano, his contemporary, and several papal bulls that refer to the saint and his religious order. The oldest papal document displayed is from 1220.

Steven Acunto told Catholic News Service the manuscripts are “completely irreplaceable and precious.” Acunto is president of the Italian Academy Foundation, an institute of cultural diplomacy that is one of the sponsors of the exhibit.”

Beth Griffin (2014, November 2014). Exhibit on St. Francis Coming to Brooklyn. The Tablet. Retrieved from http://thetablet.org/exhibit-on-st-francis-coming-to-brooklyn/

December 13, 2012 – Daniel Horan, O.F.M.

Ken talks with his guest Daniel Horan, O.F.M. author of Dating God – Live and Love in the Way of St Francis. The author points out that the desire, uncertainty, and love we experience in relationship with God resembles our earthly relationships: We set aside time for the people who are most important to us. Horan reminds us that St. Francis of Assisi understood and even described his relationship with God in a similar way. For more information visit his website is www.danhoran.com He blogs at www.datinggod.org His books can be purchased at catalog.franciscanmedia.org

Sacred Relics of The Saints – April 6, 2011

Francesca Franchina speaks with Father  John Fletcher CC  and Father Carlos Martin, CC regarding Father Martin’s  very special ministry  teaching  about the Sacred Relics of The Saints: Treasures of the Church and the program to be presented Wednesday April 6 at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Dayton, OH  after the Stations of the Cross beginning at 7:00 PM. Following his talk, Fr. Carlos will exhibit over 150 relics some of which are believed to be very very old.  Among the 150 relics will be those of St. Anthony of Padua, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Maria Goretti, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Acquinas, St. Faustina, and one of the largest remaining pieces of the True Cross and what is believed to be a piece of the veil of Our Lady.  

The Power of Prayer – October 12, 2010

Francesca Franchina discusses the power of prayer, St. Padre Pio, St.Teresa of Avila, St. Francis of Assisi,  and other  honored saints and everyday saints among us; their  work in evangelization, discipleship, faith formation; The Regional Prayer and Praise Fest October 13, 2010 at St. Luke The Evangelist Parish In Dayton (1440 N.Fairfield Rd. ;Beavercreek, OH 45432), The Celebration of the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila with  Evening Prayer and  Mass on Friday, October 15, 2010 at Ascension Church, Woodman, Drive, Kettering, OH  6:15 PM/Mass at 7:00:PM; the Dayton Rosary Rally at the University of Dayton, October 10  and all the great faith filled programs being held in Dayton and surrounding areas this fall in Beavercreek, Centerville,  and Kettering, OH ;  St. Mary’s OH and St. Leon, Indiana. Francesca shares her favorite recipe for Gnocchi, miniature potato dumplings made in the Sicilian Tradition served simply with butter, tomato or Alfredo sauce.