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The Eucharist Intensifies God’s Indwelling

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 12, 2018 5:00:00 AM

It was that very Jesus who became for Francis, and all his followers, the closeness of God. For...

God Is with All of Creation

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

It was the very closeness of God that moved Francis to the depths of his being. He was no longer...

How Do We Hear the Voice of God?

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

St. Francis is seen as the gentle saint who shows us that the way to peace and justice is the...

Jesus Teaches that God Dwells in Us

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM

The practical conclusion of the first teaching of St. Francis is that if we listen and pray, God...

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...