All of the books in The Poverello Library are exclusively written about Saint Francis of Assisi or Franciscan spirituality and include biographies, non-fiction, and fictional works. These hardback, paperback, or occasional leather-bound books may be new, used, or even ex-library, but all are clean with no markings, notes, or underlining. Some are First Editions, and many are out-of-print. All are in very good or new condition. Learn more here.

The most current, but ever-expanding list of books that comprise The Poverello Library catalog are alphabetically listed below. In time, I plan on including a brief synopsis of each book, but for now you can find excellent reviews (Google, Amazon, Good Reads, Barnes & Noble etc.) by simply googling the title of the book.

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THE POVERELLO | HERMITAGE LIBRARY OF ST. FRANCIS CATALOG


  1. A Mended and Broken Heart:
    The Life and Love of Francis of Assisi

    Wendy Murray
    Basic Books
    Hardback / © 2008 / 304 pages

  2. Daily Readings with St. Francis of Assisi
    Sister Elizabeth Marie Klepec, OSF
    Templegate Publishers
    Paperback / © 1988 / 96 pages


  3. Francis of Assisi: The Wandering Years
    Anthony Mockler
    Phaidan Press, Ltd.
    Hardback / © 1976 / 256 pages


  4. Francis: The Journey & The Dream
    Murray Bodo, O.F.M.
    St. Anthony Msg Press
    Hardback / © 2011 / 257 pages


  5. Saint Francis
    Marie Dennis & Art by John A. Swanson
    Orbis Books
    Hardback / © 2002 / 119 pages


  6. Saint Francis and His Four Ladies
    Joan Mowat Erikson
    Orbis Books
    Paperback / © 1993 / 184 pages


  7. Saint Francis and The Foolishness of God
    Marie Dennis, Joseph Nangle O.F.M., et al
    Norton / First Edition
    Hardback / © 1970 / 140 pages


  8.  Salvation: Scenes from the Life of Saint Francis
    Valerie Martin
    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    Paperback / © 2002 / 288 pages


  9. St. Francis of Assisi: A Biography
    Omer Englebert
    St. Anthony Msg Press
    Paperback / © 1965 / 282 pages


  10. St. Francis of Assisi
    Johannes Jörgensen
    Longmans, Green, & Co
    Hardback / © 1957 / 428 pages


  11. Saint Francis of Assisi
    G. K. Chesterton
    Paraclete Press
    Softcover / © 2013 / 199 pages


  12. Tales of St. Francis
    Ancient Stories for Contemporary Living
    Murray Bodo, O.F.M.
    St. Anthony Msg Press
    Paperback / © 1992 / 187 pages


  13. The Cost of Community
    Jesus, St. Francis, & Life in the Kingdom
    Jamie Arpin-Ricci, C.J.
    IVP Books (Intervarsity Press)
    Softcover / © 2011 / 236 pages


  14. The Gospels According to Saint Francis
    Hilarion Kistner, O.F.M.
    Franciscan Media
    Softcover / © 2014 / 121 pages


  15. The Larks of Umbria
    Albert Paul Schimberg
    Bruce Publishing Co
    Hardback / © 1942 / 237 pages


  16. The Lessons of St. Francis
    John Michael Talbot w/ Steve Rabey
    Dutton
    Hardback / © 1997 / 255 pages


  17. The Life and Prayers of Saint Francis
    Wyatt North
    CreateSpace Books
    Paperback / © 2012 / 70 pages

  18. The Life of St. Francis of Assisi
    Saint Bonaventure
    Tan Books
    Paperback / © 1988 (Reprint) / 187 pages


  19.  

    The Road to Assisi
    The Essential Biography of Saint Francis
    Paul Sabatier
    Paraclete Press
    Hardcover / © 1989 / 187 pages


  20. The Roots of St. Francis
    Raphael Brown
    Franciscan Herald Press
    |Hardback / © 1982 / 212 pages


  21. The Saint Francis Prayer Book
    A Guide to Deepen Your Spiritual Life
    John M. Sweeney
    Paraclete Press
    Softcover / © 2004 / 156 pages


  22. The Simple Way
    Meditations on the Words of Saint Francis

    Murray Bodo, O.F.M.
    Saint Anthony Messenger Press & Franciscan Communications
    Paperback / © 2009 / 132 pages


  23. The Way of St. Francis
    A Spirituality of Reconciliation
    Murray Bodo, O.F.M.
    Doubleday & Co.
    Hardback / © 1984 / 180 pages


  24. The Wondrous Adventures of St. Francis of Assisi
    Tricia Gray
    St. Anthony Messenger Press & Franciscan Communications
    Paperback / © 2003 / 164 pages


  25. True Joy from Assisi
    The Assisi Experience of Inner Peace & Joy
    Raphael Brown
    Franciscan Herald Press
    Hardback / © 1978 / 268 pages


  26. When Saint Francis Saved the Church
    Jon M. Sweeney
    Ave Maria Press
    Hardback / © 2014 / 175 pages