Call Forth the Good News in Others

by Roch Niemier, OFM on Aug 17, 2019 5:00:00 AM

In their dramatization of the Gospel, the brothers rewrote the script of life that included: the...

Like Mary, We Bring Christ to the World

by Roch Niemier, OFM on Aug 15, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Francis recognized that there are two moments in our life with God. There is the moment when we...

Clare's Gift of Contemplation

by Roch Niemier, OFM on Aug 7, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Perhaps Clare’s greatest gift to the Franciscan story and to the church is a new, refreshing way...

Finding Our Heart and Center

by Roch Niemier, OFM on Aug 3, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Today the original Porziuncola Chapel rests in the center of a much larger structure, the...

‘I want to send everyone to Paradise’

by Roch Niemier, OFM on Aug 2, 2019 5:00:00 AM

It was at the Porziuncola, St. Mary of the Angels, that the Franciscan story unfolded. Together...

The Gospel Is Everything

by Roch Niemier, OFM on Aug 1, 2019 5:00:00 AM

The Gospel, the Word of God, became the core of existence for Francis. The Gospel directed his...

The Gift of Solitude

by Daniel P. Horan, OFM on Feb 28, 2019 5:00:00 AM

It was not long in the silence of the solitude that I understood I was not alone. Without even a...

Who We Are before God

by Daniel P. Horan, OFM on Feb 27, 2019 5:00:00 AM

One of St. Francis’s most telling bits of wisdom comes to us in one of his twenty-three...

See Others as God Sees Them

by Daniel P. Horan, OFM on Feb 25, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Our dignity rests at the core of who we are. This means, of course, that just as we have to...

God Shapes Us on Our Journey

by Daniel P. Horan, OFM on Feb 23, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Like Francis of Assisi, each of us journeys along the pilgrimage of life, and while doing so we...