The Crib and the Cross

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jan 6, 2020 5:00:00 AM

One cold January night when the world seemed to lie in darkness, I sat down from a long day and...

The Freedom to Love

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

St. John the Evangelist tells us that the truth will set us free. But what does that mean? St....

We Are All Mothers of Our Lord

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Dec 12, 2019 5:00:00 AM

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

What If We Did What Francis Did?

by Robert Ellsberg on Sep 18, 2019 5:00:00 AM

In one way or another the Franciscan saints were all struck by the question that came to St....

God Sends Us Where We're Needed

by Robert Ellsberg on Sep 11, 2019 5:00:00 AM

“God is not an obligation or a burden. God is the joy of my life!” —Fr. Mychal Judge

On the...

Living the Gospel Every Day

by Daniel P. Horan, OFM on Aug 16, 2019 5:00:00 AM

The Gospel is only ever lived out during the seemingly little things of the everyday. In office...

Learn to Fail Well

by Daniel P. Horan, OFM on Aug 14, 2019 5:00:00 AM

If you want to be a successful painter, you will at first fail on numerous canvases. And if you...

The Risk of Appearing Foolish

by Daniel P. Horan, OFM on Aug 13, 2019 5:00:00 AM

The risk of appearing foolish never stopped Francis from embracing the Gospel as best he could,...

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...