Saint Francis in Over-the-Rhine

by Christopher Heffron on 9/15/17 7:00 AM

In 2009’s Crazy Heart, Jeff Bridges won a well-deserved Oscar for playing Bad Blake, an aging...

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,...

Bernard of Quintavalle, First Companion of Saint Francis

by Robert Ellsberg on 8/30/17 7:00 AM

Bernard, one of the wealthiest young men of Assisi, became intrigued by reports about one of...

First Encounter with Saint Francis

by Robert Ellsberg on 8/22/17 8:00 AM

Saint Francis exuded a spirit of freedom and joy. People wanted to be near him, to discover for...

Saint Francis' Prayer before the Crucifix

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 7/27/17 7:00 AM

"Most High glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart.

Give me right faith, sure hope...

Mother Teresa and Francis of Assisi: Two Saints, One Spirit

by Guest Blogger on 7/16/17 7:00 AM

Every day after Holy Communion, Mother Teresa and her community would say the Peace Prayer of...

Saint Francis and the Word of God

by Hilarion Kistner, OFM on 7/9/17 9:01 AM

God our Father we ask you to send your Holy Spirit into our midst and into our hearts,...

Richard Rohr on Saint Francis and Saint Paul

by Mark Lombard on 6/4/17 7:27 AM

Saint Francis of Assisi was a right-brain thinker, drawing on intuitions and emotional...

Saint Francis and Pope Francis: Our Environmental Teachers

by Jeremy Harrington, OFM on 4/24/17 7:00 AM

I’ve read several reviews of Mariel Hemingway’s memoir, Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy...

Why Saint Francis Belongs on the Birdbath

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 4/21/17 7:00 AM

Since his death, Saint Francis of Assisi has been the subject of some of the world’s most...