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Friar Pat on the Peace of Christmas

by Pat McCloskey, OFM on 12/12/17 1:29 PM

Why is peace so important during Advent and Christmas? How can we spread peace in our homes and...

Why Pray to the Saints?

by Pat McCloskey, OFM on 11/1/17 2:02 PM

The saints and blesseds are special signs of God’s activity. Their surrender to God’s love...

Saints: Our Guides to God

by Pat McCloskey, OFM on 11/1/17 7:00 AM

A loving God offers us friendship, and the result of that gracious act is our holiness. God...

Where Was God? A Franciscan Response to the Las Vegas Shooting

by Pat McCloskey, OFM on 10/5/17 9:21 AM

In the wake of the deadly attack in Las Vegas, a wide range of questions have emerged, such as:...

A Message from Pat McCloskey, OFM

by Pat McCloskey, OFM on 10/3/17 2:59 PM

Saint Francis and the Power of Prayer

by Pat McCloskey, OFM on 9/1/17 7:00 AM

Our lives are so easily fragmented between responsibilities to friends, family, employers,...

The Holy Humility of Saint Francis

by Pat McCloskey, OFM on 8/21/17 7:00 AM

And behold, he [a companion of Saint Francis] went into ecstasy and saw among the many thrones...

Getting to Know the Saints

by Pat McCloskey, OFM on 12/14/16 3:51 PM

Saint Nicholas and Santa Claus

by Pat McCloskey, OFM on 12/6/16 10:07 AM

 

Who was Saint Nicholas? How did he become our modern-day Santa Claus? Father Pat McCloskey,...

Where Saint Francis Walked

by Pat McCloskey, OFM on 10/5/16 7:00 AM
Image: Chiesa Nuova, Assisi | Riccardo Cuppini.

Francis’ Birthplace

This small church in the form...