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  • The Rule Of The Franciscan Order: Saint Francis Of Assisi

    The Rule of the Franciscan Order Saint Francis of Assisi is an icon of poverty and reformation within the Catholic Church and among other religions of the world. His choice to live a life of poverty encouraged the Church and especially the hierarchy of his time to change almost entirely. He can be perceived as a prophet of his time who revolutionized with the drastic change he made to his life because with his life as an example, he went from words to actions. Francis was born into a wealthy family in Assisi. He had everything a boy of his time could ask for. As a young boy, Francis experienced solitude in a prison cell, it was after that time that he begins to feel dissatisfaction with the kind of life he was living and began to experience…

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  • Examples Of Canto Xix In Dante's Inferno

    This paper will discuss Canto XIX of Dante’s Inferno, where the poet presents a character named Pope Nicholas III. Superficially, Pope Nicholas III seems to be motivated by money and greed. Deeper insight gained from close reading reveals; however, that Pope Nicholas III has lost the good of the intellect in the sense that he is obsessed with power and being in charge and believes that he can gain this power through bargaining. This thesis will be demonstrated by means of the principle of close…

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  • Franciscan Values

    Three important Franciscan values at St. Bonaventure include discovery, community, and individual worth. I could relate to how minimally these values were portrayed throughout the book “Nobody” by Marc Lamont Hill. I grew up sheltered from most of the ugly in the world, but that did not stop me from seeing people oppress the vulnerable. It was tragic to hear the stories of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and the countless other victims of “America’s war on the vulnerable.” My heart dropped when I…

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  • Franciscan Values In Research Paper

    I have planned and used the Franciscan Values in my life time by helping out others like my friends, family, teachers, co workers, bosses, my peers, and elders. Respect is an important value for me when it comes to everyone. I like to give and get respect I will always respect everybody and they should do the Same. I show respect by listening to others when they're talking like my teacher when she is in class, giving a the new lesson for that day I give my undivided attention. Also being there…

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  • Reflective Essay: The Franciscan Way

    The Franciscan Way, something that sounds much easier than it seems. Something that I had never quite cherished until I began my journey to achieve my colligate education, but something I think everyone should aspire to work into their day to day lives. In my opinion, the most important Franciscan Value is compassion. Compassion is defined as “a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering”…

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  • Essay On Shakespeare's Franciscan Characters

    William Shakespeare that wrote during a time in which Catholicism was discouraged in England may have shown his support for the Catholic Church secretly through some specific characters in his plays. William Shakespeare uses members of the Franciscan Order, who at the time were most despised by protestant reformers, as characters in his plays to show support for the Catholic Church. Three of his plays, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado about Nothing, and Measure for Measure, feature prominent…

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  • Franciscan Servant Scholar Program Essay

    The Franciscan Servant Scholar Program is a program which would help me continue my journey I have started during my high school career of finding my true callings for service, faith and my future career. I hope the Franciscan Servant Scholar Program can help me build upon my passions and find my calling for my future career. My passion is helping others I’ve found that by volunteering. I want to make a difference in the lives of people in need and children. Because of my experience as a Youth…

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  • Personal Essay: My Decision To Attending College

    It is the natural progression in a long line of things that a person is supposed to do in their life: elementary school, high school, college, full-time job, etc. In the seventh grade I decided that my dream was to attend Franciscan University for my Bachelor’s Degree. What society forgets to tell young adults is the struggles that they will go through to get where they desire. Franciscan is an expensive education and I had to make many sacrifices to get here. In high school, I had to choose…

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  • Sexuality In California's Franciscan Missions By Albert L. Hurtado

    The article is called Sexuality in California's Franciscan Missions by Albert L. Hurtado. This article tells us about sexuality in the Mission. Albert purpose for writing this article called Sexuality In California’s Franciscan Missions was to explain how the natives people at this time were affected. The ways that were affected by their religion believes. According to christianity this was wrong to do. It was known to be harm and as well committing a sin. By what they believed in they were…

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  • The Privilege Of Poverty Summary

    “The Privilege of Poverty” is Joan Mueller’s attempt to reincorporate the women of the Franciscan Order and the role they played during their medieval time back into the early Franciscan history that is often written without any mention of them. Joan Mueller seeks to correct that problematic gap, lacking women’s voices and experiences, in the historiography of the early Franciscan movement. To accomplish this goal, she focuses on the history of the Franciscan Rule of St. Clare which was finally…

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