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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...

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...

We Are Rich in Our Poverty

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

Clare puts forth the tremendous mystery of the human person both as rich and poor. The mystery...

A Path of Peace in the Midst of Violence

by Ilia Delio, OSF on Jul 17, 2019 5:00:00 AM

If relationship is the underlying key to Bonaventure’s mysticism of the Crucified, the center of...

A Vision for Our Fragmented World

by Ilia Delio, OSF on Jul 16, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Bonaventure’s holistic view of God, humanity, and creation is a systematic vision that resonates...

What Does God Expect from Us?

by Ilia Delio, OSF on Jul 15, 2019 5:00:00 AM

The desire we must possess, according to Bonaventure, is essentially the desire of the heart for...

St. Isidore, Teach Us to Love the Earth

by Ilia Delio, OSF on May 15, 2019 5:00:00 AM

The distinction between creation and nature is an important one because when we discuss the...

The Fire of Love Will Set the Earth Ablaze

by Ilia Delio, OSF on Sep 18, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Franciscan prayer, lived to its full, is to set the human heart on fire. It is to transform...