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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...

Why Saint Anthony Holds the Child Jesus

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 6/16/17 7:00 AM

Next to Mary of Nazareth, the saint most often seen in artwork holding the child Jesus in his...

Getting to Know Saint Anthony of Padua

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 6/15/17 7:00 AM

A favorite in much of the Catholic world, Saint Anthony of Padua has more cities and places...

Friar to Friar: ‘Thank You, Saint Anthony’

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 6/14/17 7:00 AM

The feast of Saint Anthony may have already come and gone, but the celebration should be...

The Words of Saint Anthony Live On

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 6/12/17 7:00 AM

Near the end of his life, Anthony of Padua composed a collection of sermons or “sermon notes.”...