Where Love Can Lead

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Feb 15, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Slavish imitation is not what holiness is about, but rather it’s about learning to love God in...

Seeking Perfect Joy

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Feb 13, 2020 5:00:00 AM

The spirituality of St. Francis is not so much about the heroic deed as it is about the heroic...

Love Draws Us Back to God

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Feb 12, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Love God and do as you will, says St. Augustine, for love is its own commandment. That is how...

Loving Lady Poverty

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Feb 11, 2020 5:00:00 AM

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

The Highest of All Loves

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Feb 9, 2020 5:00:00 AM

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

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...

Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, Pray for Us

by Renzo Allegri on Sep 23, 2019 5:00:00 AM

The earthly existence of Padre Pio was abundantly full of mysterious phenomena and events....

What If We Did What Francis Did?

by Robert Ellsberg on Sep 18, 2019 5:00:00 AM

In one way or another the Franciscan saints were all struck by the question that came to St....