AUTHOR:Fr. Anthony Garibaldi, O.F.M.
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A Century of Grace
A Meditation on a People of God in a House of God

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With over 300 full-color photographs, this stunning book is not only an extensive and beautiful record of stained glass, murals, statues, and architecture, but it is also a meditation on Scripture, prayer, Franciscan spirituality, and liturgy in this sacred space, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. You will see that we do not walk through this journey alone, but are surrounded by "a cloud of witnesses" (Hebrews 12:1).

Published on the 100th anniversary of this historic structure in the City of Sacramento, A Century of Grace captures the lost skills of artisans who attempted to incarnate the divine by surrounding worshipers with an illustrative "catechism" written in stone, glass and religious art.

This collection of photos, Scripture, and prayers witnesses for us how belief can be integrated beautifully with environment. Worship is enhanced when tradition, creativity, and enthusiasm meet to acclaim the divine.

Very Rev. Melvin A. Jurisich, OFM, statement

"In celebrating the centenary of construction of St. Francis Church, and as the Franciscan Friars celebrate the 800th anniversary of our founding, this book beautifully illustrates the vibrant bonds between past and present, tradition and creativity. As Saint Francis of Assisi did, let us continue together to build up God's church and give thanks and praise to Jesus Christ, our true cornerstone."

--Very Rev. Melvin A. Jurisich, OFM, Provincial Minister, Franciscan Friars, Province of St. Barbara

Benjamin Franklin Awards: Gold Winner

A CENTURY OF GRACE was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Awards Gold for best religion book for 2009. The final awards ceremony took place in New York City on May 28, 2009, during the 2009 BOOK EXPO AMERICA.


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