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..
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..
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..
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..
When is the Christmas season? Different groups will give different answers. Retailers, of course, would have us believe it begins as soon as the..
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..
How Francis was seized by robbers and cast into the snow, and how he served the lepers
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..
The upward lift of the sea breeze buoyed Francis’ spirit, and he felt expanded, almost inflated with the anticipation of seeing his brothers..
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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