Saint Anthony, Pray for Us

by Jack Wintz, OFM on Jun 13, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Anthony traveled tirelessly in both northern Italy and southern France—perhaps four hundred...

Saint Anthony and the Child Jesus

by Jack Wintz, OFM on Jun 12, 2019 5:00:00 AM

The image of Anthony holding the Divine Infant is a symbol and model for each of us. The image...

Daring to Make Peace

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

In 1219, in the midst of the Fifth Crusade, Francis went to Damietta to preach the Gospel of...

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...