Where Love Can Lead

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Feb 26, 2019 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 24, 2019 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 19, 2019 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 17, 2019 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 3, 2019 5:00:00 AM

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

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...

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...

A Church of the Beatitudes

by Robert Ellsberg on Oct 31, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Jesus left no formal religious rule for his followers. The closest he came was his proclamation...