Consider deepening your Franciscan spirituality in Lent by praying the Office of the Passion of St. Francis of Assisi.
The office was written by St. Francis of Assisi, and he prayed it seven times daily. St. Clare was also fond of it and prayed it frequently.
“It is also—by way of a very insightful commentary—a book that can help us learn more about Francis’ spirituality. It helps us to understand what was in Francis’ heart when he chose certain psalms and when he composed the beautiful antiphons, prayers and praises,” Jan Parker, OFS, national minister said.
“It truly helps us get into the heart of Francis and can help us understand his relationship with God,” she said.
The original version is a red hardcover called The Geste of the Great King. A more recent version of the book has a more colorful cover and is called the Office of the Passion of Saint Francis of Assisi.
Both books feature in-depth commentaries that contain the literal translation, faithful to Francis’ original prayer.
“Learning more about this little office helped me feel very close to Francis as I pray it. What a gift to ‘pray as Francis prayed,’” Jan said.
Prayed vespers. Will pray rosary at 9 in my time zone as directed by Pope Francis. Still fasting and praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet Rosary for peace in the Ukraine. On NBC tonight heard a story at long last about meeting COP26 goals. In Egypt in November the world will meet again to report the progress they made meeting COP26 goals.
I pray world leaders are able to use diplomacy and law to avoid world suicide by nuclear war or by the death of our garden planet.