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A Grand Humility

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Feb 6, 2019 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 3, 2019 5:00:00 AM

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

God Has Been There the Whole Time

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Feb 1, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Was there a defining moment when Francis realized that it was God he was trying to love? And was...

We Can't Find God by Running Away

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jan 29, 2019 5:00:00 AM

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

Falling in Love with God

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jan 18, 2019 5:00:00 AM

The awareness of God is like the awareness that you are falling in love with a beautiful person...

Be True to the Mystery of Your Baptism

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jan 13, 2019 5:00:00 AM

The mystic knows in a uniquely graced way these mysteries that we believe and live out as we try...

Saints Show Us Who We Can Be

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

 

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

Discover a New Saint

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

The mystics have been touched by God in an extraordinary way and in some cases have written...

Bring the Gospel Back into Christmas

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Dec 15, 2018 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...

Hold Back Nothing

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Dec 9, 2018 5:00:00 AM

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