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...

Jesus Teaches that God Dwells in Us

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM

The practical conclusion of the first teaching of St. Francis is that if we listen and pray, God...

Tread Carefully, Prayerfully

by Ilia Delio, OSF on Apr 29, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Saint Francis of Assisi loved the earth; he walked respectfully over the land as holy ground....

The Franciscan Spirit

by Casey Cole, OFM on Apr 28, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Maybe what the world needs is more Franciscans. More people to live with the radical love of...

All Creatures Great and Small

by Charles Camosy on Apr 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Saint Francis invited all of creation—animals, plants, natural forces, even Brother Sun and...

Saint Francis and His Band of Brothers

by Franciscan Media on Mar 19, 2018 5:30:00 AM

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