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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...

We Are All Mothers of Our Lord

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Dec 12, 2019 5:00:00 AM

In his Letter to all the Faithful, Saint Francis writes, “We are mothers of our Lord Jesus...

Bring the Gospel Back into Christmas

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

We ask ourselves, what is to be done, what can we do to bring the Christ of the Gospel back into...

Where Lion and Lamb Lie Down

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Nov 25, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Francis looked intently, and he looked with reverence and with love. He is moved. And it is that...

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...