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

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 and the Power of Prayer

by Pat McCloskey, OFM on 9/1/17 7:00 AM

Our lives are so easily fragmented between responsibilities to friends, family, employers,...

Milwaukee’s Franciscan ‘Peacemakers’

by Daniel Imwalle on 6/30/17 7:00 AM

Deacon Steve Przedpelski, OFS, tells the story of a woman we’ll call Rebecca (in the interest of...

Love, Lived in Service

by Daniel Imwalle on 6/2/17 7:00 AM

You could say service is in Katie Sullivan’s DNA. “Our family is one of educators, nurses,...

Fr. Andre McGrath: A Franciscan Life

by Guest Blogger on 5/23/17 7:00 AM

From his birth, Fr. Andre McGrath was dedicated to God. The family never wanted to put pressure...

At the St. Anthony Shrine, ‘All Are Welcome’

by Daniel Imwalle on 5/5/17 7:00 AM

With over 400,000 Latinos in the Boston area—many of whom are Catholic—the Church has its work...

Follower of Saint Francis: Franciscan Joy in the Desert

by Guest Blogger on 4/4/17 7:00 AM


The desert can be a dangerous and desolate place, but seven Franciscan Sisters of Christian...

Farming in the Spirit of Saint Francis

by Guest Blogger on 1/11/17 7:00 AM

Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth; break into song; sing praise” (Ps 98:4). If carrots,...

A Franciscan for 50 Years

by Daniel Imwalle on 12/16/16 7:00 AM

"No one seemed to smile as much as the Franciscans,” says Sister Mary Lou Carlson, OSF, when she...