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Surveying the wide landscape of medieval Franciscans at prayer, this booklet bargains a nuanced standpoint on Franciscan ideals and religious practices that underscores the intensity and breath in their mutual ardour for the divine and the realm they shared.

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Fiat. ” michael w. blastic 26 As the action of praise in the life of the brothers characterizes the Office of the Passion. so the action of cosmic praise characterizes the Canticle of Creatures. The Canticle of Creatures celebrates creation as the embodiment of the praise of God, beginning and ending with the action of praise and service. ”74 As developed above, praise is experienced as the most proper form of prayer for the early brothers. 75 The prayer begins with the affirmation that creation gives praise to the Most High in and through itself: 3 Praised be You, my Lord, with all your creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun, who is the day and through whom you give us light.

Blastic 26 As the action of praise in the life of the brothers characterizes the Office of the Passion. so the action of cosmic praise characterizes the Canticle of Creatures. The Canticle of Creatures celebrates creation as the embodiment of the praise of God, beginning and ending with the action of praise and service. ”74 As developed above, praise is experienced as the most proper form of prayer for the early brothers. 75 The prayer begins with the affirmation that creation gives praise to the Most High in and through itself: 3 Praised be You, my Lord, with all your creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun, who is the day and through whom you give us light.

See McGinn, Flowering of Mysticism, pp. 19–22. ” The renewal of Gospel life was integral to the rise of the laity in the Middle Ages. For a discussion on evangelical life see Joseph P. 4 Yet, in her letters to Agnes of Prague, a noble woman she never met but to whom she felt a kindred spirit, Clare revealed a desire to live fully in the mystery of the Incarnation and actively participate in evangelical life. Rather than pursuing a type of fuga mundi which characterized the monastic tradition, Clare focused her attention on living the Gospel as a follower of Christ.

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