Retreats, Presentations, Documentaries & Books on the writings of
Saints Clare and Francis of Assisi
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Franciscan Passages, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We create and lead retreats and presentations on the lives and writings of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare of Assisi.
We accept nearly every invitation to speak.
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In a nutshell: Hi! Franciscan Passages is a 501(c) non-profit educational organization. My name is Julie McElmurry. I live in Charlotte, NC. I travel wherever invited to give retreats and presentations on the writings of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi.I work on books like this one and movies, too.
You may already know something about St. Francis of Assisi. He is a beloved and popular model of holiness for all of us. Maybe you'd like to get beyond the artistic depictions of him and delve into his actual writings. This is best done with a guide. Julie McElmurry, through classes, presentations and books, will show you the way through and around these writings. He (and his contemporary St. Clare) left us poetry, letters, official documents, testaments and letters. They've all been translated recently into modern English so they are ours to discover.
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