St. Francis and the Eucharist

By Pat McCloskey, OFM September 27, 2019

What did the Eucharist mean to St. Francis? How did he express his devotion to it?

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Faith and Family

By Susan Hines-Brigger December 26, 2018

Rebuild My Church 

You have to go to Mass to hear Father Ben’s homily.” 

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St. Francis and US Veterans

By Nancy Wiechec October 24, 2018

In Assisi, there’s a statue of St. Francis like no other. There’s no tonsure, no brown robe, no birds, no halo. Many visitors and pilgrims don’t..

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‘I Need Help to Control My Anger’

By Pat McCloskey, OFM November 24, 2017

I struggle to control my anger and rage when I witness individuals who appear to me to intentionally mistreat others needing assistance: the ill,..

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Followers of St. Francis: Marilyn Shea, OSF

By Kathleen M. Carroll June 22, 2017

A Blessed Peacemaker

Sister Marilyn Shea, OSF, grew up on a farm in Iowa, enjoying a wonderful balance of work and play.

“Some of my earliest..

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