Bring the Gospel Back into Christmas

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Dec 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM

We ask ourselves, what is to be done, what can we do to bring the Christ of the Gospel back into...

Hold Back Nothing

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Dec 9, 2018 5:00:00 AM

In his Letter to the Whole Order, Saint Francis writes: “Let humanity kneel in fear, let 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...

Hearing and Living the Truth

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Nov 9, 2018 7:46:14 AM

St. Bonaventure said of his holy father Francis that he was a true teacher because he learned...

Imagine Another Future

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Nov 6, 2018 5:00:00 AM

The teachings of St. Francis enable us to imagine another future that gives us hope; for hope is...

In the Footsteps of Jesus

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 29, 2018 5:00:00 AM

St. Francis was not a medieval theologian, but a wisdom figure, a teacher of wisdom who used...

Heart of a Mystic

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 27, 2018 5:00:00 AM

The Franciscan mystic is the ordinary Christian mystic who is brother, sister, bride and mother...