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John Duns Scotus: His View of Christ

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 11/8/17 4:46 AM

John Duns Scotus was born in Scotland in 1266 and educated at England’s Oxford University. He...

Reflections on the Stigmata of Saint Francis

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 10/10/17 7:00 AM

I begin my reflections on the mystery of the stigmata (bodily marks resembling the wounds of the...

The Stigmata of Saint Francis

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 10/2/17 7:00 AM

The Chapel of the Stigmata is perched on the edge of the same sheer precipice where Saint Francis

Saint Francis and the Leper

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 9/29/17 7:00 AM

Saint Francis had a fear and abhorrence of lepers. One day, however, he met a man afflicted with...

A Visit to Padre Pio's Tomb

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 9/22/17 8:00 AM

In 2007, 14 pilgrims and I visited the tomb of Saint Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo in...

Father Mychal Judge: Franciscan Hero on 9/11

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 9/11/17 7:00 AM

Many of us are familiar with Father Mychal Judge, OFM, a member of the Holy Name Province based...

Honoring Saint Clare of Assisi

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 8/10/17 7:00 AM

It was August 11, 1993. I had just taken lunch at St. Francis Friary, our Franciscan...

Saint Francis' Prayer before the Crucifix

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 7/27/17 7:00 AM

"Most High glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart.

Give me right faith, sure hope...

The Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 6/26/17 12:17 PM

Though written in simple language, Saint Francis' Peace Prayer provides rich material for...

Pathways of Prayer

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 6/22/17 7:00 AM

You and I are sometimes like radios or TV sets that are not properly tuned in to a station or...