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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.”...

Why Saint Francis Belongs on the Birdbath

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 4/21/17 7:00 AM

Since his death, Saint Francis of Assisi has been the subject of some of the world’s most...

The Way of the Cross: A Meditation for Lent

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 4/8/17 10:43 PM

We come to walk with you, Jesus, confident that following your journey to the cross will lead us...

Anima Christi: A Mystical Prayer

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 1/26/17 7:00 AM

 

This prayer touches us on a profound level. The words are most sacred and, with the Spirit’s...

Saint Francis' Canticle: All Creatures are One Family

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 10/6/16 7:00 AM

As a Franciscan friar for over 50 years, I am very familiar with the stories of Saint Francis...

Fellow Admirers of Saint Francis

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 8/24/16 7:00 AM
Image: Murray Bodo in front of the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi, Jack Wintz, OFM.

For over...

Who Was Saint Patrick?

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 3/17/16 7:00 AM
Image: St. Patrick's Catholic Church; Junction City, Ohio.

Today we celebrate the feast of Saint...

The Red Wheelbarrow: An Image to Contemplate

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 9/8/15 1:26 PM

A brief and simple poem by William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), gives us an unusual image to...