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Persuasive Peace

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Nov 11, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Peacefulness is its own persuasion. That is the best option for those committed to living the...

The Way of the Love of God

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Nov 9, 2019 5:00:00 AM

A preference for light and beauty is one of the reasons St. Francis is attractive to us and why...

What Is a Mystic?

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 30, 2019 5:00:00 AM

The mystics cultivate awareness. They listen for God’s word; they respond with concrete, often...

Eyes Fixed on the Lord Jesus

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 26, 2019 5:00:00 AM

In exploring Francis as a mystic, we are reminded again to look upon Christ on the cross and...

We Are Rich Soil for God's Word

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 22, 2019 5:00:00 AM

All of us are invited to be rich soil for God’s word, and all of us have become rich soil in...

Mystics Are Chosen by God

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 21, 2019 5:00:00 AM

One of the truths that is becoming more evident to me the more I study and think about the...

God's Creative Will

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 10, 2019 5:00:00 AM

God’s creative will is an eternally sustaining will, namely, that my existence will not end,...

What Can We Learn from the Mystics?

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 9, 2019 5:00:00 AM

The mystics teach us that one who tries to know and love God sooner or later becomes aware that...

Our Lady of the Rosary

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 7, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Mary’s life, like that of her son, will be a living out of her own canticle. She will enter into...

We Are Called to Follow

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 5, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Francis follows in the footsteps of Jesus, and that is where most of us falter. We want to...