Francis of Assisi

ca. 1181–3 October 1226


Francis of Assisi, oil painting by Jusepe de Ribera (1643), Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy.

Featured Hymns:

Il Cantico del Frate Sole

Life & Works:

Works of the Seraphic Father St. Francis of Assisi (London: R. Washbourne)

1st ed. (1882): PDF
2nd ed., corrected (1890): WorldCat

Paul Sabatier, Life of St. Francis of Assisi (NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1894): PDF

Paschal Robinson, The Writings of Saint Francis of Assisi (Philadelphia: Dolphin Press, 1906): PDF

Leo Sherley-Price, St. Francis of Assisi: His Life and Writings as Recorded by His Contemporaries (Harper, 1960): WorldCat

Benen Fahey, The Writings of St. Francis of Assisi (Chicago, IL: Franciscan Herald Press, 1988): WorldCat

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents (NY: New City Press, 1999)

Volume 1: The Saint | WorldCat | Amazon
Volume 2: The Founder | WorldCat | Amazon
Volume 3: The Prophet | WorldCat | Amazon
Volume 4: Index | WorldCat | Amazon

Jay Hammond, Francis of Assisi: History, Hagiography, and Hermeneutics in the Early Documents (NY: New City Press, 2004): WorldCat | Amazon

Murray Bodo, Francis: The Journey and the Dream, 40th Anniversary ed. (Cincinnati: Franciscan Media, 2012): Amazon

Jon M. Sweeney, Francis of Assisi in His Own Words: The Essential Writings (Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2013): WorldCat | Amazon

Jon M. Sweeney, The Complete Francis of Assisi: His Life, The Complete Writings, and The Little Flowers (Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2015) | Amazon

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