Ongoing Conversion and the Role of Emotions in Franciscan Spirituality: Franciscan Joy
In the popular imagination Franciscan spirituality is often reduced to cute and sentimental depictions of the animal-loving Francis. But looking closely at the spiritual path of ongoing conversion that Francis took, along with the paths forged by Clare and many lay affiliates, we find there was always a gravitas to the joy Franciscans experienced. This talk contrasts Franciscan joy and mere cheerfulness in the final installment to a work on the emotional range in the Franciscan tradition. The purpose of my work on emotional range in the Franciscan tradition is to explore the role various emotions have in the process of ongoing conversion and to rescue the Franciscan spiritual tradition from the pitfalls of mere quaintness and cuteness.
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