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Passing from Darkness to Light

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jul 14, 2018 5:00:00 AM

It was through the Moiano Gate that Clare passed from Assisi and its mercantile values to that...

You Are the Gift God Wants

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jul 13, 2018 5:00:00 AM

What is God showing you that you are to do with your life? However small or great that is, it...

Going Beyond History

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jul 11, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Much of the history of medieval towns like Assisi and Gubbio remains impenetrable because of the...

We Need God—and One Another

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jul 4, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Francis’ giving up of material things was only a sign of that deeper self-emptying. But it is...

Live Outside the Walls

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jun 29, 2018 5:00:00 AM

The two grand basilicas at each end of Assisi, during the lifetimes of Francis and Clare, lay...

Assisi Is a Living Prayer

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jun 19, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Assisi is a living prayer. Its narrow streets stream with pilgrims year after year, their hearts...

Where Earth and Heaven Meet

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jun 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM

So preoccupied had I been with Assisi that I couldn’t see beyond it to the goal of everything,...

The Spirit of God Sends Us Forth

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jun 11, 2018 5:00:00 AM

All these gates led me finally to return to the entrance of another “cave” where Saint Francis...

Prayer from within the Heart

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jun 10, 2018 5:00:00 AM

I wondered why Francis did not pray on the mountaintop contemplating this awesome panoply below,...

Pilgrim's Prayer

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jun 9, 2018 5:00:00 AM

This is what a pilgrim does: walk. And it is the way the pilgrim prays, with his or her feet....