During my church’s fiesta de San Miguel last year I bought this book for twenty five cents from the Secular Franciscan table. I read through it a little and it was interesting, but I moved on to other reading. Yesterday I felt drawn to it again and I read all of the introductions, prefaces and forewards then I looked through the “how to use this book.” I am quite fascinated by it. I am a little confused about the suggested order of the psalms (the ones Francis wrote) so I have just been reading them in order. I don’t know if I will ever be able to do seven times a day like Saint Francis, but I am loving it so far. I feel closer to God, especially Jesus, and to Francis when I read it. I am in formation with the secular Franciscan order, as is my best friend who has done a couple of the readings with me.
Do any of you use it one or more times a day? Do you use it instead of the liturgy of hours or in addition to it? I like the LOH too, but I am really enjoying the Geste. I might stick with just it, but I am probably going to try to work in at least one LOH reading a day. (I have the single volume “Christian Prayer.”)
Any other thoughts about The Geste of the Great King?