Assisi Is a Living Prayer

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jun 19, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Assisi is a living prayer. Its narrow streets stream with pilgrims year after year, their hearts...

Where Earth and Heaven Meet

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jun 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM

So preoccupied had I been with Assisi that I couldn’t see beyond it to the goal of everything,...

The Spirit of God Sends Us Forth

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jun 11, 2018 5:00:00 AM

All these gates led me finally to return to the entrance of another “cave” where Saint Francis...

Prayer from within the Heart

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jun 10, 2018 5:00:00 AM

I wondered why Francis did not pray on the mountaintop contemplating this awesome panoply below,...

Pilgrim's Prayer

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jun 9, 2018 5:00:00 AM

This is what a pilgrim does: walk. And it is the way the pilgrim prays, with his or her feet....

The Enemy Within

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jun 6, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Always, it seems, there is the “enemy” beyond the walls, which may be of our own making, who...

Journey's End

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jun 2, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Saint Francis spent almost half of his life on and in the mountains, and the other half he spent...

Joy at the Heart of the Franciscan Alleluia

by Franciscan Media on Jul 15, 2017 5:45:00 AM

I believe the joy that is at the heart of the Franciscan alleluia proceeds from this inner...

A Pilgrim Prays by Walking

by Franciscan Media on Jul 13, 2017 5:45:00 AM

That is very simply what a pilgrim does: walk. And it is the way the pilgrim prays, with his or...

The Hiding Place for God’s Spirit

by Franciscan Media on Jul 12, 2017 5:45:00 AM

Our outer world and its inner significance must come together for there to be any wholeness—and...