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But I Have Called You Friends

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In these gentle, simple, yet profound conferences, Mother Mary Francis, P.C.C., explores both the necessity and the difficulty of Christian friendship.
Friendship is the basis of all fruitful love, she wrote. Whether we are single or married, priest or religious, the Lord himself called us his friends and commanded us to be the friends of one another.
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Published October 1st 2009 by Ignatius Press (first published 1974)
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Victoria Claire
Though this book is written by a Mother in a religious order encouraging her sisters to grow in friendship in the context of communal religious life, it is very relevant to the lay person. The lens of religious life allows for a simplicity of teaching about friendship. Mother Mary Francis' reflections and practical direction about friendship is rooted in the idea that as communal persons, we are truly called to love each other mutually. This act of loving is often manifested in openness to under ...more
Claire Gilligan
May 09, 2014 Claire Gilligan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A brief read, but a pleasant one. Spiritual conferences given by Mother Mary Francis to the contemplative nuns under her care, this are of course applicable to any friendship, and are easy to read, yet clear and clear-sighted. A good spiritual read!
Marlena
Apr 23, 2012 Marlena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful but practical and frank book on friendship. Given as a series of conferences to her Poor Clares, Mother Mary Francis' words are totally applicable to friendships outside the cloister. I love her writing style and her practical and intuitive grasp of human nature.
Emily
Feb 15, 2012 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A beautiful set of meditations on friendship: useful for EVERYONE, not just cloistered nuns!
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Recommended by Miss Clark; read her review!
Julia
Excellent perspective on friendship
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