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...

Caring for Creation: Saint Francis, the Patron Saint of Ecology

by Guest Blogger on 4/18/17 7:00 AM

I believe that Saint Francis is the example par excellence of care for the vulnerable and of an...

Follower of Saint Francis: Sister Rose Jochmann, OSF

by Daniel Imwalle on 3/7/17 7:00 AM

When Brother Sun shines on the  Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross motherhouse in Green...

A Ministry of Comfort: A Follower of Saint Francis Story

by Guest Blogger on 2/10/17 7:00 AM

A member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia since 1960, Sister Margaret Xavier...

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,...

Saint Francis/Pope Francis: Loving the 'Least of Us'

by Guest Blogger on 1/9/17 7:00 AM

In every suffering brother and sister that we embrace,” Pope Francis said in 2013 while...

Saint Francis' Love of Christmas

by Dan Kroger, OFM on 12/21/16 6:00 AM

Sunday we celebrate Christmas. It was a feast dear to Saint Francis. In fact, he encouraged his...

Saint Francis and the Word of God

by Hilarion Kistner, OFM on 10/7/16 7:00 AM
Image: Han Cheng Yeh, flickr.

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

Saint Francis' Canticle: All Creatures are One Family

by Jack Wintz, OFM on 10/6/16 7:00 AM
Image: electricksheep.

As a Franciscan friar for over 50 years, I am very familiar with the...

Where Saint Francis Walked

by Pat McCloskey, OFM on 10/5/16 7:00 AM
Image: Chiesa Nuova, Assisi | Riccardo Cuppini.

Francis’ Birthplace

This small church in the form...