To Love God, Our True Good

by Padre Pio on Sep 24, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Charity has as its close relatives joy and peace. Joy is born of happiness at possessing what we...

Peace Is the Way to Perfection

by Padre Pio on Sep 23, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Peace is simplicity of heart, serenity of mind, tranquility of soul, the bond of love. Peace...

What Gift Do You Offer Today?

by Franciscan Media on Jan 7, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Today we celebrate the Epiphany. The popular carol “We Three Kings” echoes in our heads and...

Where Does Our Star Lead?

by Franciscan Media on Jan 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM

This wonder-inspiring power of the night sky is the backdrop to the traditional picture of the...

God's Love Is for All People

by Franciscan Media on Jan 5, 2018 7:00:00 AM

As the Christmas season draws to a close, we reflect not so much on the birth of Jesus as on the...

Read God's Presence in His Creation

by Franciscan Media on Jan 4, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Pope Francis reminds us that creation—including the weather—is a gift to be celebrated, not...

Jesus Is Forever, Not Only for Christmas

by Franciscan Media on Jan 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Perhaps we’re a bit relieved that Christmas is over for another year. But perhaps we discover...

Peace Begins in Our Hearts

by Franciscan Media on Jan 2, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Peace begins in the heart and moves outward. If we’re not at peace within ourselves, conflict...

A Prayer for Peace

by Franciscan Media on Jan 1, 2018 7:00:00 AM

“Mary gave a human face to the eternal Word, so that all of us can contemplate him.” —Pope...

We Cannot Earn Gifts

by Franciscan Media on Dec 29, 2017 5:45:00 AM

Pope Francis reminds us that God’s attitude toward us is far more one of mercy than of judgment....