The Legacy of Saint Francis of Assisi

by Robert Ellsberg on 9/25/17 7:00 AM

Robert Ellsberg, author of The Franciscan Saints, reads the chapter of his book devoted to...

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,...

The Holy Humility of Saint Francis

by Pat McCloskey, OFM on 8/21/17 7:00 AM

And behold, he [a companion of Saint Francis] went into ecstasy and saw among the many thrones...

Followers of Saint Francis: Making Right with God and Nature

by Daniel Imwalle on 4/20/17 7:00 AM

 The rugged beauty of the windswept Maine coastline instilled a keen sense of care for creation...

The Mercy of Saint Francis

by Daniel P. Horan, OFM on 10/17/16 7:00 AM

Many people focus on characteristics such as voluntary poverty or care for creation when...

Muslim Awareness

by John Feister on 9/21/16 8:17 AM

 A report came out recently that showed a real deficiency among our colleagues in the Catholic...

Follower of Saint Francis: Rick Riccioli, OFM Conv.

by Daniel Imwalle on 8/23/16 7:00 AM
Image: Visión de San Francisco de Asís, Francisco de Zurbarán.

"Be real! Action speaks...

Follower of Saint Francis: Denis Grady, OFS

by Daniel Imwalle on 6/30/16 7:00 AM
Image: Dick Vos.

"When the Gospel became clear to me, I needed to express my faith with songs,”...

Franciscan Respite for Refugees

by Toni Cashnelli on 6/2/16 7:00 AM
(CNS photo/Eric Gay, pool via Reuters) 

Clutching a plastic bag and holding on to her toddler for...

Follower of Saint Francis: Father Christian Reuter, OFM

by Daniel Imwalle on 5/31/16 7:00 AM
Image: Prison museum in Ankara, Turkey.

As Catholics, we are challenged by our faith to look into...