Discover the great teachers of the faith as Pope Benedict XVI highlights their essential role during a time of scandal and strife in the Church. Focusing specifically on the thirteenth-century founding of the Franciscans by St. Francis of Assisi and the Dominicans by St. Dominic Guzman, the pope said personal holiness led the two saints to preach - and to help actualize - a return to Gospel poverty, a deeper unity with the Church, and a new movement of evangelization, concluding within the European universities that were blossoming at the time. Their example continues to be relevant today as we struggle with a culture that "focuses more on having than on being," and look to emulate those holy people who chose to live simply. 141 pages.
Media ID: 33082
Length: 141
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitors
Level: A

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