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Bundle: 8 Course Franciscan Spirituality - 50 CDs Total

  • Member of the Franciscan Academy
  • Author of 25 books
  • Speaker and Award-Winning Author
  • Professor, St. Louis University
  • Senior Fellow, Woodstock Theological Center
  • Former Chair, Washington Theological Union
  • Professor, Franciscan School of Theology
  • Past Pres., Franciscan School of Theology
  • Director, St. Francis Retreat Center
8 Course Bundle: 129 Lectures (50 CDs) Including Electronic Study Guides
Franciscan Prayer: How Saint Francis Prayed - Audio CD Set   +$84.95
A Franciscan Retreat with Michael Crosby, OFM Cap - Audio CD Set   +$80.00
What Did St. Francis Teach? Interpreting the Admonitions of Francis of Assisi - Audio CD Set   +$80.00
Christian Life: An Adventure in Love - Audio CD Set   +$80.00
A Franciscan Retreat with Br. Bill Short - Audio CD Set   +$80.00
St. Francis of Assisi: A New Way of Being Christian - Audio CD Set   +$80.00
The Treasure of a Poor Man: St. Francis of Assisi and Franciscan Spirituality - Audio CD Set   +$80.00
The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition - Audio CD Set   +$80.00

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This bundle includes these 8 courses at one low price:

Franciscan Prayer by Fr. Murray Bodo, O.F.M., Ph.D.

A Franciscan Retreat with Michael Crosby, OFM Cap. by Michael Crosby, OFM Cap., Ph.D.

What Did St. Francis Teach? Interpreting the Admonitions of Francis of Assisi by Professor Jay M. Hammond, Ph.D.

Christian Life: An Adventure in Love by Sr. Ilia Delio, O.S.F., Ph.D.

and 4 Courses by Br. William Short, O.F.M, S.T.L., S.T.D.:

A Franciscan Retreat with Br. Bill Short

St. Francis of Assisi: A New Way of Being Christian

The Treasure of a Poor Man: St. Francis of Assisi and Franciscan Spirituality

The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition

Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this bundle, we will send you a free electronic study guide for each program that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guides.
2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guides by simply entering this URL into your browser.
3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

About Your Presenter

Father Michael Crosby is a Capuchin Franciscan. He lives in community with other friars in a downtown Milwaukee parish that serves the urban poor, homeless and marginalized.

Since 1973, Fr. Crosby has been a pioneer among Catholics in promoting corporate reform through socially responsible investing. He was influential in getting Catholics to work with the Protestant and Jewish communities in this effort at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR).

Fr. Crosby's preaching and writing on contemporary biblical discipleship has taken him around the world. Toward this end he gives retreats, workshops and parish missions. He has written seventeen books. His book on the Beatitudes, published in 1981, has had more than 20 printings. All of his latest books have received awards from the Catholic Press Association of Canada and the United States, including a first place award for Can Religious Life Be Prophetic? and a second place award for his book on Spirituality in 2008 entitled Finding Francis, Following Christ (Orbis, 2007). Fr. Crosby has also published The Paradox of Power: Moving from Control to Compassion in a Violent World (Crossroads, 2008) and Spirituality of the Beatitudes (Orbis, 2005).

About Your Presenter

Ilia Delio, OSF, a Franciscan Sister of Washington D.C., is a former Professor and Chair of Spirituality Studies at Washington Theological Union in Washington, DC. She is also a research fellow of Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University.

She holds a doctorate in Historical Theology from Fordham University and a doctorate in Pharmacology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

She has written extensively in the area of Franciscan theology and spirituality, as well as on various themes in science and religion. She lectures nationally and internationally in Franciscan theology, contemporary spirituality and science and religion. Her books include Simply Bonaventure, The Humility of God, Care for Creation and Christ in Evolution.

About Your Presenter

Your presenter is Fr. Murray Bodo, O.F.M., Ph.D., a Franciscan Priest and a member of the Franciscan Academy. He earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Cincinnati and taught English and American Literature and the craft of writing for 36 years. The author of 23 books, including the best-selling, Francis: The Journey and the Dream, and his recent works, Mystics: Ten Who Show us the Ways of God and Song of the Sparrow: New Poems and Meditations. His poems, stories and articles have appeared in magazines and literary journals. Fr. Murray resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, and spends three months of the year in Assisi, Italy, as a staff member of Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs. We recommend Fr. Murray's book, Mystics: Ten Who Show Us the Ways of God, which can be purchased at www.SAMPBooks.org. Photo by Jack Wintz, OFM.

About Your Presenter

Br. William Short is a Franciscan Friar the former President and Academic Dean of the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley. He is currently Professor of Christian Spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union and Director of the St. Francis Retreat Center in California.

After graduating from the University of San Francisco, he completed an M.A. in Philosophical and Systematic Theology before receiving the S.T.L. and S.T.D. degrees from the Gregorian University in Rome.

Br. Short has dedicated his scholarly work to a retrieval of the Franciscan tradition of spirituality and theology. He is co-editor of the three-volume series of English translations of all the documents written by St. Francis of Assisi and his earliest biographers: Francis of Assisi: Early Documents. He has published works on the history of the Franciscan movement and its spirituality.

Speaker Photo by Scott Anger

About Your Presenter

Jay M. Hammond is an associate professor of historical theology at Saint Louis University. His research focuses in three related areas of Franciscan Studies: the writings of Francis of Assisi, the writings of Bonaventure, and the mural decoration of the upper church of the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi. His publications include: Studies on the Early Franciscan Sources, vol. 1: The Writings of Francis and Clare, co-edited with Michale Blastic and Wayne Hellmann (Franciscan Institute, 2011) and The Virtual Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi (Institute of Digital Theology, 2007) among many others. He frequently delivers presentations on Francis and the Basilica to both academic and non-academic audiences.

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