Time for a Date with God

by Daniel P. Horan, OFM on Feb 18, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Mystics through the centuries have described their passionate and intense experiences of God in...

Loving Lady Poverty

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Feb 17, 2019 5:00:00 AM

A very early Franciscan document, Sacrum Commercium, The Sacred Exchange, begins with words...

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...

Set Aside Time for God

by Daniel P. Horan, OFM on Feb 4, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Dating God does not require a hermitage any more than taking a spouse on a date requires a...

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...

Invitation to Prayer

by Pat McCloskey, OFM on Dec 21, 2018 5:00:00 AM

One day when Francis was in a lonely place by himself, weeping for his misspent years in the...

Francis: A Man Whose Whole Being Radiated Joy

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

Francis was becoming a happy man, not giddy, but a man whose whole being radiated joy. He had...

God's Kingdom Is Already Being Realized

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Nov 25, 2018 5:00:00 AM

In one sense, what the Voice said to Francis is what he already knew, that beneath what appears...

Give Thanks for All God's Creatures

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Nov 19, 2018 8:57:11 AM

Francis answered God’s revelatory voice by saying he would happily embrace his sufferings and...

‘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...