Like Mary, We Bring Christ to the World

by Roch Niemier, OFM on Aug 15, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Francis recognized that there are two moments in our life with God. There is the moment when we...

Learn to Fail Well

by Daniel P. Horan, OFM on Aug 14, 2019 5:00:00 AM

If you want to be a successful painter, you will at first fail on numerous canvases. And if you...

The Risk of Appearing Foolish

by Daniel P. Horan, OFM on Aug 13, 2019 5:00:00 AM

The risk of appearing foolish never stopped Francis from embracing the Gospel as best he could,...

Empty Your Pockets

by Ilia Delio, OSF on Aug 12, 2019 5:00:00 AM

When we allow others to do things for us, God’s goodness shines through them. Poverty is not so...

We Depend on God and One Another

by Ilia Delio, OSF on Aug 11, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Clare of Assisi did not elaborate on the poverty of the human person but she knew it in the...

Are You Becoming a Mirror for Christ?

by Ilia Delio, OSF on Aug 10, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Clare’s emphasis on the person of Jesus Christ is an emphasis on the human person as well, what...

What God Does Through Us

by Roch Niemier, OFM on Aug 9, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Contemplation is not what I do, or what I do to God. It is what God does to me through an...

An Invitation to Be Transformed

by Roch Niemier, OFM on Aug 8, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Clare would hear in her contemplation of the cross the invitation to be transformed. And so she...

Clare's Gift of Contemplation

by Roch Niemier, OFM on Aug 7, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Perhaps Clare’s greatest gift to the Franciscan story and to the church is a new, refreshing way...

Poverty and Humility Are Sisters

by Ilia Delio, OSF on Aug 6, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Poverty reminds us of the deepest truth of our human existence; that we are created by God and...