God Speaks in Many Languages

by Joan Chittister, OSB on Jan 21, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Exclusion in the name of God is the very worst of religious sins. God speaks in many tongues and...

The Spiritual Problem of Our Time

by Joan Chittister, OSB on Jan 20, 2020 5:00:00 AM

The great spiritual problem of the day is being “like fish out of water.” A life without...

It's Not about Perfection

by Joan Chittister, OSB on Jan 18, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Perfection is not what being human is about. Perfection is simply not attainable in the human...

Learning Spiritual Discipline

by Joan Chittister, OSB on Jan 16, 2020 5:00:00 AM

 

In the spiritual life, we are meant to prod our souls to regular discipline so that in doing...

What the Desert Monastics Knew

by Joan Chittister, OSB on Jan 14, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Clearly one of the pillars of the spiritual life, as far as the Desert Monastics were concerned,...

Look to the Saints

by Franciscan Media on Nov 2, 2019 5:00:00 AM

The Church has given us the gift of the saints to show that God does great things in people’s...

What Is a Mystic?

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 30, 2019 5:00:00 AM

The mystics cultivate awareness. They listen for God’s word; they respond with concrete, often...

Eyes Fixed on the Lord Jesus

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 26, 2019 5:00:00 AM

In exploring Francis as a mystic, we are reminded again to look upon Christ on the cross and...

We Are Rich Soil for God's Word

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 22, 2019 5:00:00 AM

All of us are invited to be rich soil for God’s word, and all of us have become rich soil in...

Mystics Are Chosen by God

by Murray Bodo, OFM on Oct 21, 2019 5:00:00 AM

One of the truths that is becoming more evident to me the more I study and think about the...