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Spirituality for The Inner Life: St. Francis of Assisi, Champion for Animals, Environment, Peace and St. Clare, Warrior for Women

To be human and holy by following "the footsteps of our Lord Jesus Christ," otherwise characterized as "Christocentric," is the most significant theme in Franciscan tradition. The Order of Friars Minor (OFM) was founded in the early 13th century by young wealthy sinner turned destitute saint, Francis of Assisi. William J. Short (OFM) known as Brother Bill, a scholarly Friar at the Franciscan School of Theology in California, advances in his book Poverty and Joy that even though Francis seldom referred to Jesus as Christ his spirituality and relationship with Jesus is what made the Franciscan tradition "Christocentric.
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