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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Fracesco d"Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226.

Book details:

Classifications
LC ClassificationsBX4700.F69 B4
The Physical Object
Pagination29 p.
Number of Pages29
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6109967M
LC Control Number52005912
OCLC/WorldCa1393642

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In this sharp and lively picture book, Egielski (The Tub People) recreates the oft-told tale of the friar's taming of a wicked wolf that terrorized the Italian town of Gubbio in the 13th century. Though no knight, army or "great war machine" can stop the violent creature, Saint Francis' gentle words urging the wolf to make peace do the trick/5(12).   In the Catholic church, Saint is a posthumous title, and Francis was canonized 2 years after his death (a remarkably short time, but still). Anyway, nitpicking aside, this is a terrific book for animal lovers, and fans of myths and legends as well as for Catholics. more I think this book is lovely/5.   This lovely retelling of one of the lesser known tales of the Saint Francis's lessons centers on the legend of the great wolf of Gubbio, a ferocious canine who terrorized the town and was slowly reducing it to penury and starvation. In nearby Assisi, Brother Francis heard of their plight and came to their rescue/5.   This beautifully illustrated book fleshes out the story of St. Francis and the Wolf of Gobbio, and makes it meaningful to any faith. St. Francis's loving spirit and his fairness are emphasized, and the parable of approaching your "enemy" with love and a 5/5(3).

Saint Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals. If you love animals and have a special devotion to Saint Francis of Assisi, this book will be an endearing addition to your home. Beautifully illustrated with original photographs of the author’s wolf dog taken by the author and converted into line art drawings and a couple of author : Robyn L Stacey. The Legend of Saint Francis & the Wolf of Gubbio There was in Italy the town of Gubbio, a prosperous village that had a great problem. A wolf was eating their livestock, and attacking the people. Nothing the townspeople did protected them from the wolf. From The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi, Chapter XXI. T THE TIME when Saint Francis was living in the city of Gubbio, a large wolf appeared in the neighbourhood, so terrible and so fierce, that he not only devoured other animals, but made a prey of men also; and since he often approached the town, all the people were in great alarm, and used to go about armed, as if going to battle. The Manual for Franciscan Peacemaking. Taming the Wolf: Peace through Faith helps readers learn basic faith-based conflict resolution skills with practical lessons that address difficult situations.. Unresolved conflict can result in ruin. Taming the Wolf guides the reader through the transformation needed to avoid unwanted consequences and achieve reconciliation.

The story goes that the wolf placed his paw in Francis’ hand in agreement. Francis then walked the docile wolf back into the main square of Gubbio to the astonishment of the inhabitants and there reiterated the promise. Again the wolf placed his paw in the saint’s hand in agreement. The saint had tamed the wolf. Recently, I have been reading Romano Guardini’s book The Lord. I came across the following .   Saint Francis and the Wolf is Jane Langton’s lovely retelling of a legend from the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Perhaps you know the story. The town of Gubbio, in Tuscany, was being terrorized by an enormous wolf. It prowled around Gubbio, “clawing .   The villagers don't know what to do -- until Saint Francis visits the town and speaks to the wolf in his own language. Caldecott Medal -- winning artist Richard Egielski exquisitely illustrates 2/5(1).   This lovely retelling of one of the lesser known tales of the Saint Francis's lessons centers on the legend of the great wolf of Gubbio, a ferocious canine who terrorized the town and was slowly reducing it to penury and starvation. In nearby Assisi, Brother Francis heard of their plight and came to their :