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An Interview with Father Richard Rohr, OFM

By Guest Blogger September 22, 2017

This book in many ways has been my whole life in coming. It’s the only book I’ve ever written about my own Franciscan tradition. I’ve alluded to..

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The Way of Love

By Richard Rohr, OFM September 22, 2017

The way of Francis of Assisi cannot be contained inside of formal Franciscanism, simply because it is nothing more than the Gospel itself—in very..

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St. Anthony of Padua and Father Mychal Judge

By Robert Ellsberg September 22, 2017

St. Francis undoubtedly remains the world’s most popular saint—honored in every land, even by the secular-minded and people of other faiths. This..

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The Third Order of St. Francis: A Note

By Brian Doyle September 22, 2017

When I was perhaps ten years old my mother and father, devout Catholics who sought a deeper and more intimate spiritual experience than just their..

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The Twelve (or Forty) Days of Christmas

By Diane M. Houdek September 22, 2017

When is the Christmas season? Different groups will give different answers. Retailers, of course, would have us believe it begins as soon as the..

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The God of Surprises

By Diane M. Houdek September 22, 2017

The word of God is living. And therefore it comes and says what it wants to say: not what I expect it to say or what I hope it will say or what I..

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The Herald of the Great King

By Guest Blogger September 22, 2017

How Francis was seized by robbers and cast into the snow, and how he served the lepers

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Women and the Eden Instinct

By Colleen C. Mitchell September 22, 2017

When I was a small child, we lived just down the street from my grandmother. We went often to her house to play in her yard and savor the crispy..

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Francis before the Sultan

By Murray Bodo September 22, 2017

The upward lift of the sea breeze buoyed Francis’ spirit, and he felt expanded, almost inflated with the anticipation of seeing his brothers..

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Michael Perry: Guiding the Worldwide Franciscans

By John Feister September 22, 2017

In his early days in Indianapolis, Indiana, Michael Perry dreamed of becoming a lawyer, but a trip to the missions changed all that. Mike, the law..

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