The Legacy of the Franciscans

by Robert Ellsberg on 10/5/17 7:00 AM

Robert Ellsberg discusses Franciscan Media and the Franciscan faith community.


When the...

Saint Francis of Assisi: Reformer, True Son of the Church

by Fr. Don Miller, OFM on 10/4/17 7:00 AM

Encircling the choir of our college chapel in Southfield, Michigan, were the words of Julian of...

A Message from Pat McCloskey, OFM

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

The Gospels According to Saint Francis

by Hilarion Kistner, OFM on 10/3/17 7:00 AM

Recall the three texts that Saint Francis read when he went to the Church of Saint Nicholas with...

Holy Quotes from Mother Teresa

by Mother Teresa on 10/2/17 7:57 PM

The call to holiness guided Mother Teresa throughout her life. She said, “Every day I pray,...

The Stigmata of Saint Francis

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 10/2/17 7:00 AM

The Chapel of the Stigmata is perched on the edge of the same sheer precipice where Saint Francis

Saint Francis and the Leper

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 9/29/17 7:00 AM

Saint Francis had a fear and abhorrence of lepers. One day, however, he met a man afflicted with...

After the Hurricanes: Catholic Charities' Stories of Hope

by David Werning on 9/28/17 7:00 AM

With the recent spate of hurricanes hitting the US mainland and its territories, the need for...

What's Not-So-Special about Franciscan Spirituality

by Daniel P. Horan, OFM on 9/27/17 7:00 AM

Some of my Franciscan sisters and brothers will not like what I’m about to write here. And what...

Saint Francis of Assisi and the Animals

by John Feister on 9/26/17 7:00 AM


It's hard to separate Francis of Assisi and animals. Stories abound of how this great saint...