Saint Francis and His Band of Brothers

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Apr 7, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Francis was aware that they were a strange, perhaps frightening sight—twelve unkempt beggars...

Saint Francis and the Cross of Christ

by Daniel P. Horan, OFM on Mar 31, 2019 5:00:00 AM

It is not a God who is vindictive, vengeful, sadistic, or punishing that speaks to the heart of...

Following the Ways of Jesus

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Mar 27, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Following the ways of Jesus: That was how Saint Francis and his brothers were to live their...

Sharing the Light of Christ

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Mar 14, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Francis and and his brothers could have been killed spreading the Gospel. In bringing near the...

Heaven and Earth

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Mar 10, 2019 6:00:00 AM

When Saint Francis met the leper, it was Jesus he’d met, and the Lord was saying, “I was hungry...

We Are All Mothers of Our Lord

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

In his Letter to all the Faithful, Saint Francis writes, “We are mothers of our Lord Jesus...

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...

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...

The Eucharist Intensifies God’s Indwelling

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 12, 2018 5:00:00 AM

It was that very Jesus who became for Francis, and all his followers, the closeness of God. For...

God Is with All of Creation

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 10, 2018 5:00:00 AM

It was the very closeness of God that moved Francis to the depths of his being. He was no longer...