The Major Legend challenges the reader to
view the life of Francis as the vocation of every
man and every woman who responds to
the invitation of Jesus
Bonaventure's account of his friend, mentor and spiritual father, St. Francis, weaves a captivating picture of a poor, little man from Assisi who fully lived the life of grace and was completely conformed to Christ. It sets that life before the reader as an example to follow, imbibe and imitate - a life of penance, conversion, renunciation, self emptying, transforming and redemptive love. These themes are developed by Bonaventure, a theologian of the highest order, in beautifully inspiring writing which invites the reader into his or her own encounter with the source of Francis' profound spirituality,his intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.