May 15, 2020

A view of heaven

Franciscan Inspirations: Heaven Awaits

The Gospels have reminded us to be alert and vigilant for the second coming.
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footsteps in the sand | Photo by Alex Wigan on Unsplash

Following Christ with Small Steps

When we think of responding to God’s call, we often remember the dramatic stories. But the ordinary Christian wonders: Confronted with a massive, stupefying presence, usually starting with “Don’t be afraid,” who could say no?
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Franciscan Inspirations: Learning to Be Human

Some of Jesus’ parables are long and difficult to interpret at times. But there are other times when the images Jesus uses make his teachings clear as crystal.
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Pope Francis meets with delegates to the general chapter of the Order of Friars Minor during an audience with 200 Franciscan leaders at the Vatican May 26. U.S. Franciscan Father Michael Perry, who was re-elected head of the order May 21, is seated to the right of the pope. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano) See POPE-FRANCISCANS May 26, 2015.

Mercy and the Franciscan Way

The intersection of the themes of religious life and mercy should be even clearer for those of us who commit to living the Franciscan charism in the modern world, for mercy was a theme close to Francis of Assisi’s heart.
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