Franciscan Field Guide offers a complete overview of what the Franciscan faith is all about. Catholicism has many orders (Benedictine, Jesuits, Carmelite, Ignatian). The Franciscan order is of course influenced by St Francis of Assisi, an Italian former party boy who gave away his riches to follow a life of simplicity, ecology and kindness to animals (his close friend was St Clare of Assisi).
Many Catholic orders (The Vatican even rents out a McDonald’s branch for $30,000 a month) use goods like leather and even hunt and vote for Trump?! The Franciscan order is more gentle. If you moved away from the Catholic faith due to being dismayed at the attitude towards animals and the planet, you may find your natural home here!
Get read to discover Franciscan flora and fauna! This handy reference book offers a complete overview of the history, major figures and locations, and most influential texts. From Pica Bernardone to the ‘Prayer of the Trinity’, Sister Rosemary has compiled an at-your-fingertips guide to the people, places, practices and prayers that comprise the Franciscana tradition. Includes sections on:
- Religious orders & congregations
- Franciscan gospel values
- Places, symbols & topics
- People whose lives shaped the story
- Selected writings & sources
- Franciscan prayers
Catholic Concern for Animals is a worldwide nonprofit with its own magazine (The Ark) that preaches kindness to every being on earth. It has an animal rescue fund (grants) and campaigns to change the law on many animal welfare issues.