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Humanizing God

The Future of the Franciscans

What Is Silent Prayer?

Faith and Family for June 23: Loaves and Fishes

Tips for Grandparents

The Franciscan Saints: Matt Talbot

The Presence of God

Advice Worth Ignoring for Families

Saint Anthony, God's Instrument

Saint Anthony Novena Day Nine: Model of Conversion

Faith and Family for June 16: You Will Be Told

Saint Anthony Novena Day Eight: In Retirement

Saint Anthony Novena Day Seven: Leader of Friars

Saint Anthony Novena Day Six: The Preacher

Saint Anthony Novena Day Five: The Teacher

Saint Anthony Novena Day Four: The Contemplative

Saint Anthony Novena Day Three: The Missionary

Saint Anthony Novena Day Two: Rooted in Scripture

Faith and Family for June 9: Feast of Pentecost

Saint Anthony Novena Day One: Man of Many Talents

Choose Love: A Message from Pope Francis

Our Return to Holy Saturday

One Friar to Another: Thank You, Saint Anthony

Live the Example and Children Will Follow

Notes from a Friar: Love Your Enemies

Faith and Family for June 2: May All Be One

St. Anthony: Help Us Find Healing!

The Contemplative Franciscan Leader

Family: Holiness in Its Place

A Rose by Any Other Name

The Loneliness of Mary

Faith and Family for May 26: Peace I Leave with You

The Gospel of Prayer

Clare of Assisi: A Servant Leader Ahead of Her Time

Ave Maria: Calling upon Mother Mary

Gospel Lessons from Jean Vanier

Faith and Family for May 19: Love One Another

Angels Watching Over Me

Climate Change in Franciscan Ministry: Danger or Opportunity?

Thank You, Mom

Seven Days with Mary: Mother

The Other Mother’s Day

Seven Days with Mary: Movement toward Christ

The Ball and the Box

Seven Days with Mary: New Eve

Seven Days with Mary: Omnipresence

Faith and Family for May 12: I Am the Shepherd

Seven Days with Mary: Pondering in Our Hearts

Seven Days with Mary: Relinquishment

Seven Days with Mary: The Unfinished Story

Celebrating Mother Mary

Struggling with Prayer

Faith and Family for May 5: Cast Your Nets

Human Family, Holy Relationships

The Gospels According to Saint Francis

Pope Francis on Mary’s ‘Yes’

Pope Francis on the Importance of Family

Daily Prayers for Catholic Women

Mary's Special Place in Our Faith

Faith and Family for April 28: Peace Be with You

The Franciscan Spirit in Over-the-Rhine

One with Creation

Stewardship of Creation: An Earth Day Message

Lent with Richard Rohr: Liminal Space

A Meditation on the Crucifixion of Christ

Lent with Richard Rohr: The Scapegoat and Scapegoating

Lent with Richard Rohr: Unpacking the Ritual

Faith and Family for April 21: The New Life of Easter

Lent with Richard Rohr: How Much Did Jesus Know and When Did He Know It?

Lent with Richard Rohr: The Pain of Betrayal

Lent with Richard Rohr: The Servant of the ‘Servant of Yahweh’

Honoring the Sabbath, Honoring Creation

Lent with Richard Rohr: Waxing and Waning

Lent with Richard Rohr: True Unity and False Unity

Lent with Richard Rohr: Experience Is Always Non-Dual

Lent with Richard Rohr: All Glory Is Reflected Glory

Faith and Family for April 14: Palm Sunday

Lent with Richard Rohr: A Prior State of Hostility Will Distort Everything

Lent with Richard Rohr: Spiritual Vaccination

Love and Action: Caring for Creation

A Walk through Holy Week

The Road to Easter

Lent with Richard Rohr: Lust and Love

Lent with Richard Rohr: What Is Life and What Is Death?

Lent with Richard Rohr: All Controversies Can Be Resolved by an Appeal to Authority

Fullness and Emptiness, Union and Zen

Lent with Richard Rohr: The Demonization of the Threatening ‘Other’

Lent with Richard Rohr: Cosmic Courtroom Scenes

Faith and Family for April 7: Go and Sin No More

Lent with Richard Rohr: The Two-Way Mirror

Lent with Richard Rohr: The Soul Needs Images and Imaging to ‘Know’ Things

Lent with Richard Rohr: Could the ‘New’ Thing Be Inclusion?

Lent with Richard Rohr: Light Is About Seeing Correctly

Lent with Richard Rohr: The Illusion of ‘Sacrifice’

Lent with Richard Rohr: The Two Loves Are Not Separate

Lent with Richard Rohr: Driving Out Devils With Better-Disguised Devils

Faith and Family for March 27: The Prodigal Son

Lent with Richard Rohr: Good Containers Are Necessary

Lent with Richard Rohr: Who Is in the Fiery Furnace and Who Is Not?

Lent with Richard Rohr: Why Is My Group Always Better Than Your Group?

Lent with Richard Rohr: If We But Knew the Gift of God!

Lent with Richard Rohr: As Good as It Gets!

Lent with Richard Rohr: Don’t Be Too Afraid of Being Thrown Into the Pit!

Lent with Richard Rohr: If You Don’t Get It Now, You Won’t Get It Then

Faith and Family for March 20: Parable of the Fig Tree

Lent with Richard Rohr: The Pain and Promise of Change

Lent with Richard Rohr: For the Sake of Change

Lent with Richard Rohr: Good Mirroring and Bad Mirroring

Lent with Richard Rohr: The Third Something

Lent with Richard Rohr: Commandment as a Big Push Over the Top

Lent with Richard Rohr: Rewards and Punishments Are Inherent

Lent with Richard Rohr: Taking One’s Life in One’s Hands

Faith and Family for March 13: Jesus' Transfiguration

Lent with Richard Rohr: ‘No Sign Will Be Given Except the Sign of Jonah’

Lent with Richard Rohr: Certain Eventual Results

Lent with Richard Rohr: The Important Commandments Are Not Always Seen

Lent with Richard Rohr: Temptations Are Attractions to Partial Goods

Lent with Richard Rohr: A Double Punch

Lent with Richard Rohr: Our Amazing Capacity for Missing the Point

Lent with Richard Rohr: Decision Precedes Depth

Why We Love Our Ashes

Faith and Family for March 6: Resisting Temptation

Lent with Richard Rohr: Another Start!

Pope Francis: Lent Is a Time for Conversion, Not Ego

Preparing for Lent with Friar Roger

The Most Contemplative Movie I’ve Ever Seen

Lent Is a Journey Inward

The Third Order of Saint Francis: A Note

Faith and Family for February 27: Bear Good Fruit

Temptation and the 40 Days of Lent

Lent: Entering into Silence

What to Focus on during Lent

Trusting God in the Desert: A Lenten Meditation

Faith and Family for February 20: Love your Enemies

Saint Francis and Prayer

Notes from a Friar: A Look at Hell

Br. Casey Cole on Reaching People Outside of Church

Lent: Let’s Get Back to Basics

Finding God in the Everyday

Faith and Family for February 13: The Beatitudes

Advice for Parents: Let Siblings Work It Out

Psalm 36: Sin Speaks to the Sinner

My Journey to Lourdes

A Reflection on Psalm 139

Faith and Family for February 6: Go Cast Your Nets

A Celebration of Saints

Lent and Forgiveness

The Lord Is My Shepherd: A Look at Psalm 23

Saint Francis, Peacemaker

A Doer’s Prayer

Let Children Express Themselves

Faith and Family: A Less Than Warm Welcome

The Secret Challenge of Lenten Giving

Saint Francis and the Marrow of the Gospel

Finding God in the Darkness of Depression

What Drew Me to the Franciscans

Why This Mom Doesn’t Meditate

Faith and Family: Telling the Story

The Rich Man and His Harvest: A Gospel Parable

Dr. King’s Undying ‘Dream’

In Silence, We Find God

Four Great Spanish Saints

Faith and Family: Wedding at Cana

Holy Quotes from Catholic Saints

Jesus and Women

Franciscan Beliefs, Spirituality, and Philosophy

The Origins of the Rosary

Pro-Life Thinking

Jesus’ Brief Ministry

Faith and Family: The Waters of Baptism

Reconciliation: Graced Opportunities

The Paradox of Franciscan Spirituality

Fr. Gary Caster on Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa on the Importance of Family

8 Catholic Books Recommended by Franciscan Friars

Faith and Family: We Three Kings

Hail Holy Queen: Our Devotion to Mary

Reality Check for Our Children

Pope Francis and the Blessing of Family: Wisdom in Our Homes

The Challenge of Being a Positive Parent

Notes from a Friar: The Mysterious Workings of Grace

My Phobia with the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Faith and Family: Jesus in the Temple

Trusting What Beckons: A Meditation on Healing

Share Your Light This Christmas

Advent Day 23: Blessed Silence

Advent Day 22: God’s Word Fulfilled

Transformative Waiting

Advent Day 21: Homecoming

Advent Day 20: All Are Welcome

Advent Day 19: Simple Presence

Faith and Family: Mary and Elizabeth

Advent Day 18: You Have Gifts to Offer

I Am Made for God

Advent Day 17: Don’t Let Regret Hold You Back

Parenting Paralysis: What's Changed About Raising Children?

Advent Day 16: The Gift of Patience

Advent Day 15: Rejoice in Goodness

Advent Day 14: Everything We Want

Advent Day 13: Love Is Always Greater than Things

Advent Day 12: Life Is Too Short

Faith and Family: What Should We Do?

Advent Day 11: Nothing Lasts Forever

Family, Redefined

Advent Day 10: The Beauty of Simplicity

Advent Day 9: The Work of Our Hands

Christmas Gift Guide: Catholic Books for Children

Christmas Gift Guide: Catholic Books for Teens

Christmas Gift Guide: Books for Future Priests and Aspiring Saints

Advent Day 8: Simplify

Advent Day 7: A DIY Christmas?

Advent Day 6: Hear the Word of God

Advent Day 5: Check Your Foundation

Faith and Family: The Coming of Christ

Advent Day 4: Glorious Abundance for the Senses

Advent Day 3: Don't Forget to Breathe

Advent Day 2: Our Busy Lives

Advent Day 1: The Waiting Time

Ask a Franciscan: Grieving Family Members

Advent with Mary

A Quiet Christmas

Pathways of Prayer

Homily Helps: Coming of the Son of Man

Family Faith in Action: Be Prepared

A Friar on the Power of Hope

God Is a Remedy for Our Sins

Be Thankful Beyond Thanksgiving

Notes from a Friar: A Spirit of Gratitude

Family Faith in Action: Christ Is King

Facing Grief During the Holidays

Don’t Let Family Struggles Get You Down On Thanksgiving

The Saints Are Our Friends

Homily Helps: Be Prepared

Family Faith in Action: Dealing with Life's Trials

Why We Pray the Rosary

The Easiest Prayer Ever

We Reflect the Love of Christ

Homily Helps: The Poor Widow

Family Faith in Action: Small Acts of Greatness

Trusting the River

Box of Joy Brings Christmas to Impoverished Kids

Tips for Improving Your Prayer Life

Three Questions to Keep Your Kingdom-Building Family Focused

Interconnection of Opposites

Family Faith in Action: The Greatest Commandment

Your (Imperfect) Holy Family

Who's Your Neighbor?

Notes from a Friar: Letting God Love Us

Sisterhood of Saints: Thérèse of Lisieux

Sisterhood of Saints: Hildegard of Bingen

Sisterhood of Saints: Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Homily Helps: The Eyes of Faith

Sisterhood of Saints: Kateri Tekakwitha

Sisterhood of Saints: Joan of Arc

Family Faith in Action: Helping Others

Sisterhood of Saints: Catherine of Siena

Sisterhood of Saints: Bernadette Soubirous

Sisterhood of Saints: Katharine Drexel

Sisterhood of Saints: Clare of Assisi

Sisterhood of Saints: Maria Goretti

Homily Helps: Leadership and Service

Sisterhood of Saints: Josephine Bakhita

Sisterhood of Saints: Frances Xavier Cabrini

Family Faith in Action: The True Meaning of Leadership

Sisterhood of Saints: Margaret of Scotland

Sisterhood of Saints: Elizabeth Ann Seton

Oscar Romero’s Legacy

Saint Teresa of Avila on Prayer

Homily Helps: Wealth and the Kingdom of God

Finding Saints Francis and Clare

Family Faith in Action | October 14

Will I See My Pet in Heaven?

Saint Francis’ Message: God’s House Is All of Creation

My Friend, Oscar Romero

Saint Francis: A Holy Life

The Wisdom of Saint Francis

Family Faith in Action | October 7

Live the Gospel: A Message from Saint Francis

Lessons from Saint Francis

Celebrating October’s Saints

Reflecting on Death with Francis of Assisi

7 Easy Tips for Personal Prayer

Family Faith in Action | September 30

Oscar Romero: Journey to Sainthood

A Franciscan Reflection on the Virgin Mary

Homily Helps: Discipleship Means Serving Others

Ask a Franciscan: Is Every Encyclical Infallible?

Family Faith in Action | September 23

Strive for Love: A Message from Pope Francis

A Franciscan Perspective on Gender Equality

Homily Helps: Jesus on the Meaning of Discipleship

Ask a Franciscan: How Did Evil Begin?

Family Faith in Action | September 16

Believe in Love: A Message from Pope Francis

Hey, Mom and Dad...Slow Down!

Saint Francis and Lady Poverty

Homily Helps: The Reality of Jesus

Models of Faith: Mother Teresa

Ask a Franciscan: ‘I am Consumed with Guilt and Sorrow’

Saint Francis Meets the Leper

Holy Quotes from Mother Teresa

Loving When It’s Not Easy

The Our Father: Our Environmental Teacher

The Sex-Abuse Crisis: How Do We Heal?

Homily Helps: Jesus and the Tradition of the Elders

Homily Helps: Have Faith in Jesus

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Dear Pope Francis: Fix the Clergy Sex-Abuse Crisis Now

Ask a Franciscan: Sacraments 101

Making Sense of Suffering

The Holy Words of Saint Anthony

Notes from a Friar: Encountering a Stranger

Who Are We Before God?

Homily Helps: The Reality of the Eucharist

A Reflection on Planet Earth

Leading in Franciscan Ministry Today: It’s about Relationships

Jesus Defines True Humanity

Thomas Merton’s Message of Hope

Saint Clare of Assisi: A Little Plant or a Mighty Oak?

A Franciscan Response to Bullying

Homily Helps: Jesus Is the Bread of Life

The Padua Program: Leading a Franciscan Ministry Today

Ask a Franciscan: Why Is There So Much Injustice?

Mothers Unite!

Models of Faith: The Virgin Mary

Ridding the World of Evil

Was Saint Francis a Poet?

W.W.J.D.D? (What Would Jesus' Disciples Do?)

The Padua Program: Called to Serve

Thank You, Murray Bodo

The Franciscan Saints: Padre Pio

The Franciscan Saints: Margaret of Cortona

The Franciscan Saints: Solanus Casey

The Franciscan Saints: Franz Jägerstätter

The Franciscan Saints: Bonaventure

The Franciscan Saints: John XXIII

The Franciscan Saints: Marianne Cope

The Franciscan Saints: Junipero Serra

The Franciscan Saints: Thomas More

The Franciscan Saints: John Duns Scotus

The Franciscan Saints: Jacopone Benedetti

The Franciscan Saints: Agnes of Bohemia

The Franciscan Saints: Maximilian Kolbe

Following Jesus Through Life's Traffic Jams

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha: Princess of the Eucharist

How Many Languages Does God Speak?

Take Nothing for the Journey: Living with Less on Pilgrimage in Assisi

Casey Cole, OFM, on the Franciscan Spirit

A Call to Discipleship

The Hour of Our Death

6 Clean Reads for Catholic and Christian Teens

The Pain of Rejection

The Life and Times of Thérèse of Lisieux

A Reflection on Freedom

Saint Francis and the Word of God

Thea Bowman: Freedom Fighter

What Is a Catholic Pilgrimage?

Embracing God's Wisdom

Holy Quotes from Franciscan Saints

7 Award-Winning Catholic Books

Francis and Junipero: Two Saints, One Vision

What Is a True Peacemaker?

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Saint Francis And the Taming of the Wolf

Richard Rohr on the Legacy of Thomas Merton

The Best Place to Pray

The Joys of Fatherhood

Has God Ever Called You?

How Saint Anthony Found Me

Similar Traits of Saints Anthony and Francis

Holy Quotes from Pope Francis

Traveling to Sacred Sites across America

Can We Earn God's Love?

Learn to Discern Your Vocation in an Age of Constant Hustle

What Will Your Legacy Be?

Pray Where You Are and Be As God Made You

Seven Habits of Prayerful People

Mary, Our Path to Jesus

Saint Francis and the ‘Canticle of the Creatures’

Discovering the Art and Truth of Thomas Merton

Mary, Mother to Us All

In Praise of Mothers and Grandmothers

Like-Minded: Saint Francis and Pope Francis

God Didn't Have to Make it Beautiful

Self-Care, Self-Compassion, and Christian Suffering

Saint Francis' Canticle: All Creatures Are One Family

My Rosary Story

Mary, Mother of Jesus

Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness

Mary, the First Disciple

Pope Francis on Motherhood

Saint Francis of Assisi: Peacemaker

We Are in the Hands of God

Talking to God: Morning Prayers

The Bullet: A Story of Gun Violence and American Industry

Do Animals Go to Heaven?

The Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

Seeking God with Sister Rose: Angels I Have Met

What Is Stewardship? How Is Talent Involved?

Why Pray the Rosary?

10 Influential Catholics

The Miracle Season

What Is Stewardship? How Is Time Involved?

Learning to Live Poorer: A Meditation for Lent

Lent with Br. Casey: Called to Fail

One with God during Lent

Lent with Pope Francis: Loving the Least of These

Lent with Mother Teresa: Holy Resistance

Lent with Pope Francis: God's Dream for Us

Lenten Recipe: African Sweet Potato Peanut Soup

Lent with Br. Casey: Called to Mission, Together

Young People Answer God's Call

A Lesson for Lent: Carry the Cross of Jesus

Lent with Pope Francis: Seeing Those Closest to Us

Live Like Mother Teresa: Finding Your Own Calcutta

The Roots of Fat Tuesday, the Fruits of Lent

Lent with Mother Teresa: Little Gifts of Grace

Lent with Br. Casey: Filling a Hungry Heart

40 Days of Lent: Meditate on the Lord's Passion

Lenten Recipe: Crispy Baked Seafood Patties

Lent with Br. Casey: Called to Seek Insecurity

Lent with Pope Francis: Trusting When We Don't Understand

Lent with Br. Casey: Death

Lent with Br. Casey: Keep Going

Seeking God with Sister Rose: ‘Lord, Give Me a Sign!’

Lenten Recipe: Baked Mediterranean Fish

Lent with Br. Casey: Called to Share Our Lives

Lent with Mother Teresa: Seventy-Seven Times?

Seeking God with Sister Rose: Lest We Forget...

Lent with Br. Casey: Confidence

Lent with Br. Casey: Identity

Lenten Recipe: Hot Cross Buns

Lent with Br. Casey: Called to Pray

40 Days of Lent: Contemplating God

Lent with Br. Casey: Restoring What Has Been Distorted

Lenten Recipe: Vegetable and Lentil Soup

Lent with Br. Casey: Called to Discern

Lent: The Ultimate Transformation

Friar Frank Jasper on the Impact of Franciscan Media

Jesus and the Women of the Gospels

Ask a Franciscan: Can We Sing the Our Father?

Seeking God with Sister Rose: Prayers for David

A Closer Look at Heaven

A Symphony of Priestly Prayer

Mary Knows Your Voice

How Our Friars Share the Spirit of Saint Francis

Richard Rohr on Saint Francis and Saint Paul

March for Life with Mary

Be Childlike—As Mary Was

Dorothy Day and the Saints

Live Like Saint Francis

Saints: Our Guides to God

Everyday Mercy

Forgiveness Doesn't Mean Forgetting

Thank You, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

It's Time to Speak Up about Sexual Harassment

5 Books on Catholic Saints to Read This Year

Let There Be Light: A Christmas Prayer

Looking Into the Soul of Christmas

Santa Claus: A Figure of Generosity

Mary: The Woman at the Heart of the Christmas Story

The Face of Jesus

Advent with Mother Teresa: O Root of Jesse

Friar Pat on the Peace of Christmas

Make Room to Give This Christmas

St. Anthony Messenger’s 2017 Christmas Gift Guide

And a Child Shall Lead Us: An Advent Meditation

National Catholic Reporter Honors Late Catholic Writer Brian Doyle

Franciscan Corner: Where the Friars Meet the People

A Simple Thanksgiving Prayer

Daily Advent Messages of Peace

Thanksgiving: A Feast of Gratitude

The Simple, Sublime Faith of Solanus Casey

5 Catholic Books on Gratitude and Thankfulness

Solanus Casey's Beatification Explained

Making Thanksgiving a Spiritual Meal

The Importance of Saying Thanks

Models of Mercy: Dorothy Day

Food for Thought This Thanksgiving

John Duns Scotus: His View of Christ

In Memory of Departed Catholic Authors

The Feast of All Saints: God’s Glorious Nobodies

We Are All Called to be Saints

Surrounded by Saints

Last Call: Grace and Getting Sober

Catholic Marriage in the Middle

Pope John Paul II and Suffering

Friar Dan Reflects on Matthew 4:19

The Boy Who Would Become Pope Francis

Saint Francis for Seekers

Reflections on the Stigmata of Saint Francis

Pope Francis, Saint Francis, and Our Ecological Challenge

Where Was God? A Franciscan Response to the Las Vegas Shooting

The Legacy of the Franciscans

Saint Francis of Assisi: Reformer, True Son of the Church

A Message from Pat McCloskey, OFM

The Stigmata of Saint Francis

Saint Francis of Assisi and the Animals

The Legacy of Saint Francis of Assisi

Pope Francis: Love Is His Mission

Mother Mary, Teach Us to Love

Pope Francis, the Peacemaker

Father Stanley Rother: First American Martyr

Your First Rosary

Your Field Guide to Flying Saints

Mother Teresa on Mother Mary

The Beatitude Attitude

Meditations on Walking the Underground Railroad

Catholic Charities USA: Rebuilding After the Storms

Walking with Immigrants

Father Mychal Judge: Franciscan Hero on 9/11

The Joyfulness of Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa: Extending a Loving Hand to All

Mother Teresa: A True Saint

Franz Jägerstätter: Franciscan Spirit, Saintly Life

Saint Francis and the Power of Prayer

Who Do You Say That I Am? A Meditation on Jesus

Bernard of Quintavalle, First Companion of Saint Francis

Top Catholic Magazines

My Clumsy Confession

Aging or Maturing? Faith in Transition

First Encounter with Saint Francis

The Holy Humility of Saint Francis

After the Hurricanes: Catholic Charities' Stories of Hope

Not Your Typical First Date

The Assumption of Mary

Saint Maximilian Kolbe: A Life of Heroic Love

Honoring Saint Clare of Assisi

Through the Door of the Dead with Clare of Assisi

Stop the Bullying

The Power of Tradition and Sacred Scripture

John Vianney: The Saint Who Could Read Souls

Read the Bible Like Never Before

A Pilgrim in the Holy Land

Midlife Meditations

Saint Francis' Prayer before the Crucifix

Saints Martha and Mary: Jesus Loves Them Both

Saint Francis: An Instrument of Peace

Spreading God’s Love

Strong in Faith: Saint Mary Magdalene

Models of Faith: Saint Mary Magdalene

Letting Go and Shedding Layers of Myself

Saving Our Battered Earth

On a Wing and a Prayer

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

Saint Bonaventure: A Franciscan Heart

The Alamo: A Religious and Civic Shrine

Beer, Pizza, and Saint Benedict

Embracing Our Faith Journey

Convocation for Catholic Leaders: A New Dawn

Transforming with God

Be a Living Prayer

This Life and the Next

Hungry for God

Created to Soar: God’s Plan for Us

Milwaukee’s Franciscan ‘Peacemakers’

Saint Junipero Serra: Missionary of California

The Church and the Fall of the Roman Empire

The Basilica of St. Louis, King of France

Sacred Heart: A Symbol of Love and Mercy

The Power and Pitfalls of Social Media

Why Saint Anthony Holds the Child Jesus

Getting to Know Saint Anthony of Padua

The Words of Saint Anthony Live On

The Energy of God and Nature

Prayer: The First Essential Practice of the Sacred Heart

Beauty Beyond the Mirror

Keeping God Close in the Summertime

Love, Lived in Service

The Rosary: Saint Padre Pio's Weapon against Evil

Soaring with God

Saint Joan of Arc: Prophetic and Powerful

The Blood of Christian Saints: the Martyrs

10 Things to Know About Islam

My History with the Rosary

The Crusades and the Dawn of Christian Conflict

Fr. Andre McGrath: A Franciscan Life

The Power of Prayer Petitions

Reflections of a First-Time Mother

The First Two Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima

7 Ways to Thank Mom

The Legacy of Saint Clare

Why We Should Care about the Dakota Access Pipeline

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

The First Angel Apparition at Fatima

Earth: A World of Magic

Saint Catherine of Siena: The Feisty Dominican

And (Equal) Justice for All

Saint Francis and Pope Francis: Our Environmental Teachers

Humility and Truth: A Conversation with Wendell Berry

Mother Teresa on Prayer

Why Saint Francis Belongs on the Birdbath

Followers of Saint Francis: Making Right with God and Nature

The Realities of Resurrection

The Sacrament of Baptism: A Good Place to Start

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

Mother Teresa: From Holy Life to Eternal Life

Body and Earth: Reclaiming the Connection

The Eucharist: An Ongoing Sacrament

Lent with Br. Casey: Failure

What I Love about Holy Thursday

An Easter Pageant in Three Liturgical Acts

A Reflection on Good Friday

Lent with Pope Francis: True Concern for the Poor

The Way of the Cross: A Meditation for Lent

Follower of Saint Francis: Franciscan Joy in the Desert

The Healing of the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Lent: Our 40-Day Challenge

God’s Great Gift: The Ten Commandments

The Power of the Annunciation

The Cycles of Parenthood

Saint Joseph: A Man to Emulate

Saint Patrick: A Bite-Sized Biography

What Do Cell Phones Have to Do with Lent?

All the News That’s Fit to Share

Pope Francis: Who Am I to Judge?

Take Some Time Away from Technology This Lent

Follower of Saint Francis: Sister Rose Jochmann, OSF

Mother Teresa: Our Guide through Lent

Finding Courage in Suffering: Blood, Sweat and Tears

Understanding the Two Sides of Love

Reaching Out to Teens

Leaning on Prayer in Difficult Times

San Juan Capistrano: Jewel of the California Missions

Saint Peter’s Chair: Why a Celebration?

Living a Life of Relationship With God

The Sacrament of Holy Orders: A Sacred Calling

Marriage: A Unique Sacrament

Anointing of the Sick: Sacrament of Healing

The Sacrament of Confirmation: Stage Two of Our Faith Journey

A Ministry of Comfort: A Follower of Saint Francis Story

Minding What Matters: A Look at Justice in the United States

The Details of Preparing the Upper Room

The Grace of Giving

Pigskin and Peddling: The Super Bowl and Human Trafficking

The NAACP: Letting Freedom Reign

Pope Francis Said What?

The Significance of the Transfiguration

A Challenge to Catholic Schools

Syrians on the Run

Anima Christi: A Mystical Prayer

A Trip to the March for Life

American and Catholic

Year of Mercy, Continued

Pope Francis and the Preacher

Sacraments and Sacramentality

Ten Ways to Heal Our Nation After the Election

Farming in the Spirit of Saint Francis

Ordinary Time, Not ‘Boring Time’

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

Live the Eucharist: A Reflection for Epiphany

Our Quest for Peace

What a Monk Taught Me about Faith

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

An Important Resolution for the New Year

Jesus and the Canaanite Woman

To Be Joyful

The Sanctity of Santa

Making Room at the Inn This Christmas

Advent Reflection, Week 4

Christmas without Kids

A Mary Christmas: The Adoration of the Magi

Saint Francis' Love of Christmas

Advent Reflection, Week 3

A Franciscan for 50 Years

Getting to Know the Saints

A Mary Christmas: The Nativity of Our Lord

Advent with Mother Teresa: Put the Past in the Past

Advent Reflection, Week 2

The Choice to Rejoice this Christmas

Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Seven Joys of Mary: An Advent Reflection

Saint Nicholas and Santa Claus

Tales of Santa Claus

Advent Reflection, Week 1

Mother Teresa: Our Guide through Advent

Take the Commercialism Out of Christmas

Advent 2016: A Church without Joy Is Unthinkable

Christmas: The Image of the Child

Advent with Mother Teresa: The Gift of Trust

Single Around the Holidays

A Thanksgiving Prayer

A Franciscan Call for Justice

I Was Homeless

Henri Nouwen and His Much-Needed Sabbatical

Falling Away to God

Answering the Call to Prayerfulness

Examining Catholic Prayers

Saints in America

Finding Light in the Darkness

No Clowns for Halloween?

Give Peace a Chance

The Way of Heroic Virtue: Mother Angelica

Follower of Saint Francis: Father Larry Nickels, OFM

Encountering Darkness, Rising from Grief

A Lost (Pet) Weekend

Catholic Prayer: A Surprise within a Surprise

The Mercy of Saint Francis

Wrestling with God

Forgiveness and Mercy: A Holy Union

Pope Francis: ‘Build Mercy in the Home’

The Search for Real J.O.Y.

Mother Teresa: 'My God Is Called Love'

Where Saint Francis Walked

Becoming a Fool for Christ

Saint Francis and Suffering

Serving God, Not Mammon

The Influence of Henri Nouwen

Follower of St. Francis: Father Peter F. Vasko, OFM

Take a Break from Social Media to Refocus

Muslim Awareness

The Ministry of Confessor, According to Pope Francis

Mother Teresa's Advice for Families

God Is Our Cure for the 'Selfie-Syndrome'

Year of Mercy: Holding Out for Hope in Nepal

The Connection between the Church and Motherhood

Social Media Is Not Real Life

Honoring All of Creation

Thank You, Mother Teresa

The Mother Teresa We Knew

Prayer Requests

How to Cope with a Crisis

Fellow Admirers of Saint Francis

Follower of Saint Francis: Rick Riccioli, OFM Conv.

My Friend, Mother Teresa

Caring for Creation on a Budget

Women of the Gospels

Pope Francis on the Dangers Facing Mother Earth

A Priest Remembers Mother Teresa

Mercy: A Force that Overcomes Everything

Jesus: The Greatest Storyteller

Mother Teresa on the Power of Silence

Cardinal Seán O'Malley: Instrument of Peace

Jesus' Command: 'Rise, Precious One'

Mother Teresa's Compassion and Mercy

5 Reasons Your Prayer Time Matters to the Church

The Jewish Jesus

My Lord, the Healer of Wounds

Saints in the Making

The Father and His Prodigal Son

Mother Teresa's Journey of Grace

Mother Teresa: A Saint Who Conquered Darkness

Mother Teresa: ‘The Saint of the Gutters’

Mother Teresa’s Road to Sainthood

Follower of Saint Francis: Sister Carmen Barsody, OSF

'What Do You Think of Me, Lord?'

In Mother Teresa's Own Words: ‘I Thirst, I Quench’

Mother Teresa: A Holy Life

The Blessings of Service

The Mother Teresa I Knew

Mission Appealing

A Fight for Religious Freedom

Father Mychal Judge: Victim 0001

Kolbe House: Bringing Mercy to Inmates

Pope Francis Insists on Going by Bus

Follower of Saint Francis: Denis Grady, OFS

The Triumph over Emptiness and Evil

Purgatory 101

A Doctor Saves Flint, Michigan

A Meditation on God and Creation

Pope Francis: My Environmental Teacher

Year of Mercy: 'You Visited Me'

Pope Francis and the Three P's: Patience, Politics, and Prayer

Words of Wisdom from Mother Teresa

A Young Pope Francis Goes to Confession

Year of Mercy: Watershed of Grace in Flint

Two Saints: Francis and Anthony

My Son, My Hero: A Father's Day Reflection

Trust in the Lord

Families, Faith, and Social Values

Finding the Purpose of Suffering

Franciscan Respite for Refugees

Follower of Saint Francis: Father Christian Reuter, OFM

What Is a Saint?

Prayers to Grow in Faith and Virtue

A Walk with Three Female Saints

Models of Faith: Pope Francis and Abraham Lincoln

True Beauty Comes from God

Our Quest for Happiness and Meaning

The Power of the Ascension

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: A Man for Our Times

Pope Francis on Mercy

My Own Money Story

Mother Teresa: A Soon-to-Be Saint

Courage in Christ

Religion of the Heart

Mother's Day: Her Beauty Is Hiding in Plain Sight

Fate vs. Free Will

Saint Gianna Beretta Molla: 'One of Us'

Follower of Saint Francis: Sister Maureen Colleary, FSP

Seeing Teens for Who They Are

Jesus' Challenge: Embrace Poverty

Year of Mercy: Nourishing Body and Spirit

Psalm 25: Directions from God

Proclaiming the Message of Life: Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

12 Things to Know about 'Amoris Laetitia' ('The Joy of Love')

Pope Francis on Our Role in Caring for Creation

In Search of Perfect Joy

Year of Mercy: It's a Family Affair

The Book of Job: A Lesson on Being Angry with God

Follower of Saint Francis: Brother Moises Gutierrez

Beginning Again with Saint Francis of Assisi

Year of Mercy: An Oasis of Mercy and Hope

Remembering Mother Angelica

40 Days of Lent: Jesus Is Risen!

Reflections on the Holy Thursday Readings

Avoiding the ‘A-Word' During Lent

Mercy and the Sacrament of Reconciliation

40 Days of Lent: Look for Ways to Volunteer

Happy Feast of Saint Patrick!

Who Was Saint Patrick?

Physical Pain and Moral Suffering

Mary: A Portrait of Hope and Faith

Follower of Saint Francis: Rhett Engelking, OFS

Models of Mercy: Saint Joseph

Lent and the Parable of the Rich Man and His Harvest

Year of Mercy: Prayers for Life and Death

How Much Does God Love You?

Year of Mercy: Visiting the Sick in the Jungle

Lenten Recipes: Rolled Sole with Fennel and Citrus

Christ: Our Remedy for Suffering

Walking with God: Take Nothing for the Journey

Why Should I Go to Confession?

40 Days of Lent: Day 15

The Test of Gethsemane

St. Peter's Regret and Road to Redemption

The Passion and the Cross

Casting for Oscar Gold

40 Days of Lent: Day 10

Seeking God through Prayer

Meditation: Prayer of the Heart

Self-Giving Love

A World of Illiteracy

Follow in the Footprints of Jesus

Why I'm Still Catholic

Does the Earth Have Cancer?

What's New about the "New" Feminism?

Feast of the Holy Family

A Christmas Miracle

The Tale of a Classic Christmas Song

“O Emmanuel,” We Want to See Your Face!

Following Jesus in Perfect Joy

Advent: The Beginning of a New Year

An Advent Reflection with Kelly Wahlquist

What Are Your Blessings?

Franciscan Ministry Gives Back to Cincinnati

Franciscans Reach Out to Detroit’s Downtrodden

Poverty and Peace: Saint Francis' Legacies

Thanksgiving Day

Inspiration for Authentically Beautiful Women

All Things New: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Are We Better Catechists & Evangelists as We Age?

Joan Chittister: Follow Your Joy!

Breathing Under Water: Day 5

Breathing Under Water: Day 4

Breathing Under Water: Day 3

Breathing Under Water: Day 2

Breathing Under Water: Day 1

The Meaning of Life

The View from Mt. Nebo

Faith and Friendship

Pope Francis's Winning Smile

The Hottest Ticket in Town

Pope Francis: Our Spiritual Guide

On the World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis Explains the Call of God

Blessed Are You: Spiritual Poverty

Blessed Are You: The Peacemakers

Knowing Forgiveness

Thanksgiving and Family

Christmas Countdown

Chime Travelers: A Fun Adventure

A Transcendent Hope

Helping Brother Leo

Bridging the Digital Divide

When Love Goes Wrong

The Chime Travelers Series Arrives!

Our Belief in God

Guiding Teens Into Christian Maturity

Created to Relate: God's Design for Peace and Joy

'A Bruised and Dirty Church'

A Visit to Padre Pio's Tomb