Foreword Reviews

St. Francis of America

How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

2015 INDIES Winner
Bronze, Religion (Adult Nonfiction)

How did a 13th-century Italian friar become one of the best-loved saints in America? Drawing on art, music, drama, film, hymns, and prayers, Patricia Appelbaum explains what happened to make St. Francis familiar and meaningful to so many Americans.