A Closer Look at Heaven

by Jim Van Vurst, OFM on 8/4/17 7:00 AM

Our earthbound language is very limited when it comes to describing heaven. But the old romantic...

This Life and the Next

by Jim Van Vurst, OFM on 7/5/17 7:00 AM

I have been a Franciscan priest for 55 years. As a priest, a good deal of my ministry has been...

Lent with Br. Casey: Death

by Br. Casey Cole, OFM on 3/30/17 8:47 PM

My grandmother lived a very long, full life. In the 91 years before she died, she raised a...

The Hour of Our Death

by Jim Van Vurst, OFM on 1/17/17 6:00 AM

I recently received a touching e-mail from a woman who described the moment her dear husband...

Encountering Darkness, Rising from Grief

by Guest Blogger on 10/20/16 7:00 AM

I ask the dark, have you come for my heart?

I stand at their gravesides in the blue dress...

Finding the Purpose of Suffering

by Ray Taylor on 6/6/16 2:00 AM

It's been months since the loss of my grandmother, but my family is still stinging from the thought...