Don't miss our End of Summer Fund Drive! DONATE NOW!

% Funded | raised | donors
 
Subscribe

The Gospel of Prayer

One of the places we can turn to for help in learning how to pray is the Gospel of Luke. More so than any of the other Gospels, his is the Gospel of prayer. Luke gives us glimpses of Jesus praying in virtually every kind of situation: Jesus prays when he is joy-filled, he prays when he is in agony, he prays with others around him, and he prays when he is alone at night, withdrawn from all human contact. He prays high on a mountain, on a sacred place, and he prays on the level plane, where ordinary life happens.
Read More

Our Quest for Happiness and Meaning

Happiness and a meaningful life are inseparable. You may know people who appear to have whatever good fortune can give and are nevertheless desperately unhappy. And there are others who in the midst of raw misery are deeply at peace and—well, genuinely happy. See if you can find where the difference lies. When we go deep enough, we find that the happy ones have found the one thing which the others are lacking: meaning in life. But we should not call meaning a “thing.” It is, in fact, the one reality in our life which is nothing.
Read More

Living a Prayerful Life: God in the Details

There are two ways to live prayerfully in your everyday life. The first is to pray around, in and through the ordinary activities of your day. The second is to cultivate a contemplative lifestyle. With a little creativity, you can find many ways to interweave your life with prayer. Here are 10 suggestions...
Read More

Women of the Gospels

The women of the Gospels give us all a unique picture of what Jesus had to say about women and their unique relationship with him. Finding ourselves in their stories can help us as women in our quest for identity and intimacy in Christ. 
Read More

Three Questions to Keep Your Kingdom-Building Family Focused

Last week, we had an amazing six-day family retreat led by our dear friend and spiritual director who also happens to be a priest. We tucked ourselves away in a little cabin on the coast and quieted our souls with time away from ministry, early morning walks on the beach, evening swims and night time crab hunts. We dotted the days with the once in a life-time experience of whale watching and a bit of surfing.
Read More

A Franciscan Response to the El Paso and Dayton Shootings

It's been over a week since the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. How do we heal from these unspeakable tragedies? Brother Christopher has some words of comfort to help us in that journey.
Read More

Saint Clare of Assisi, Revolutionary

Clare of Assisi was a revolutionary woman. Born into nobility, Clare was hampered by a rigid Medieval social structure. But she dared to step outside of that structure and live a life of humility, poverty, and service. Her life created a movement that lives and breathes to this day.
Read More

Novena to Saint Clare | Day Nine: Ripples of Faith

Read More

Novena to Saint Clare | Day Eight: Honoring Our Talents

Read More

Novena to Saint Clare | Day Seven: Embrace the Quiet

Read More