The Way of the Mendicant Orders
Saint Francis, Saint Dominic, Saint Catherine and Saint Bernardino are only the most eminent figures of a real spiritual revolution that swept through the medieval world. Religious life, earlier characterized by work inside and around the monastery, poured out into the city streets: the friars wanted to lead the life of the early Apostles and proclaim the Gospel with the radical nature of their choice.
Your exploration of the places and history of these men and women who devoted their lives to the Lord will lead you to shining examples of faith, charity, and holiness that were the models and the point of reference for the people and the civilization of the Middle Ages.