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...

Be True to the Mystery of Your Baptism

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jan 13, 2019 5:00:00 AM

The mystic knows in a uniquely graced way these mysteries that we believe and live out as we try...

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...

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...