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Where Love Can Lead

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Feb 15, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Slavish imitation is not what holiness is about, but rather it’s about learning to love God in...

What Do We Do With This Great Love?

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Feb 14, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Francis's own song defined love for him. It was to live and be in God’s most holy will. And...

Seeking Perfect Joy

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Feb 13, 2020 5:00:00 AM

The spirituality of St. Francis is not so much about the heroic deed as it is about the heroic...

Love Draws Us Back to God

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Feb 12, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Love God and do as you will, says St. Augustine, for love is its own commandment. That is how...

Loving Lady Poverty

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Feb 11, 2020 5:00:00 AM

A very early Franciscan document, Sacrum Commercium, The Sacred Exchange, begins with words...

A Grand Humility

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Feb 10, 2020 5:00:00 AM

In these “Praises of the Lord God Most High” are contained Francis’s experience of God. This is...

The Highest of All Loves

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Feb 9, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Francis’s long journey into God was, at each step along the way, punctuated by learning again...

The Crib and the Cross

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jan 6, 2020 5:00:00 AM

One cold January night when the world seemed to lie in darkness, I sat down from a long day and...

The Freedom to Love

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Dec 27, 2019 5:00:00 AM

St. John the Evangelist tells us that the truth will set us free. But what does that mean? St....

Hold Back Nothing

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Dec 15, 2019 5:00:00 AM

In his Letter to the Whole Order, Saint Francis writes: “Let humanity kneel in fear, let the...