Franciscan Spirituality

In the Christmas story, Francis saw the self-emptying nature of God in the poor Christ Child.  This becomes the heart and soul of Franciscan Spirituality.  
To learn more about the story of Francis and how he would become the saint we know and love today, visit the following sites:
Christianity Today
Encyclopedia Britannica
Catholic Online
Wikipedia

Clare's light and love, which burned for Christ and the Church, still flickers in the lives of the women and men who live bold, and sometimes hidden, lives of prayer for the sake of the world.
 
To learn more about Clare, the Mother of Franciscanism, visit the following sites:
Encyclopedia Brittanica
St. Francis Lutheran Church
Catholic Online
Wikipedia