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‘Bring Me Out of Prison’

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

Francis was a man born of wealth, a leader who dreamed of knighthood and who went to war on a...

Hearing and Living the Truth

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Nov 9, 2018 7:46:14 AM

St. Bonaventure said of his holy father Francis that he was a true teacher because he learned...

Imagine Another Future

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Nov 6, 2018 5:00:00 AM

The teachings of St. Francis enable us to imagine another future that gives us hope; for hope is...

In the Footsteps of Jesus

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

St. Francis was not a medieval theologian, but a wisdom figure, a teacher of wisdom who used...

Heart of a Mystic

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 27, 2018 5:00:00 AM

The Franciscan mystic is the ordinary Christian mystic who is brother, sister, bride and mother...

Finding Unity in a Divided World

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 26, 2018 5:00:00 AM

A simple map for living is why St. Francis is still listened to and followed today in our...

The Constant Is God’s Love

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 18, 2018 5:00:00 AM

The contours of the journey of love are pretty much the same; the particulars depend on the...

The Franciscan Challenge for Our Time

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 17, 2018 5:00:00 AM

The Franciscan challenge in our own time: Contemplative seeing, affective response, practical...

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...