Hope and Heroism

by Franciscan Media on Dec 10, 2017 5:45:00 AM

The prophet Isaiah wrote at a time when violence and war were the order of the day. The people...

Look for a Joyful Peace

by Franciscan Media on Dec 9, 2017 5:45:00 AM

Have you ever been surrounded by a whirlwind of activity, perhaps in the midst of family and...

The Tiniest Miracles in God's Creation

by Franciscan Media on Dec 8, 2017 5:45:00 AM

Christmas can become a celebration of artifice and manufactured wonders. From the dangling...

Make Room for God

by Franciscan Media on Dec 8, 2017 5:45:00 AM

Those who hope in the Lord “will run and not grow weary.” We might have trouble believing these...

God Holds Our World in His Hands

by Franciscan Media on Dec 7, 2017 5:45:00 AM

Pope Francis reminds us that the hallmark of a Christian should be joy and peace, even in the...

Advent with Saint Nicholas

by Franciscan Media on Dec 6, 2017 5:45:00 AM

It’s well known that Saint Nicholas, a sixth-century bishop, is behind our use of the secular...

Change Your Heart

by Franciscan Media on Dec 5, 2017 5:45:00 AM

Every change of mind is first of all a change of heart, and if the heart does not change, new...

Advent Is a Wake-Up Call

by Franciscan Media on Dec 4, 2017 5:45:00 AM

Advent is a wake-up call to the Church, a time when we’re prodded into beginning again, taking...

Pray, Give Thanks, Help Others

by Franciscan Media on Dec 3, 2017 5:45:00 AM

As we begin the season, we reflect on words from the pope about the joy of Advent and Christmas....

Building Up the Body of Christ

by Franciscan Media on Dec 2, 2017 5:45:00 AM

Saint Francis could have become a carnival sideshow all by himself if he had failed to foster an...