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Franciscan and Catholic Resources: Books about St. Francis, St. Clare, St. Bernadine and Franciscan History

This guide is intended to assist scholars with research on Catholicism and the life of Saint Francis, as well as those who are interested in related career paths.


The Standish Library's holdings on Franciscan history are extensive. The books on this page are just  a selection from those available. To locate additional titles and Franciscan subjects, check CYRIL, the Standish Library's catalog and/or consult a reference librarian.

Books about St. Francis

Books about St. Clare

Books about St. Bernadine of Siena

Franciscan History

The titles listed below are representative general histories. 

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