January 24, 2023

Vatican funding for charitable works totals $10.7 million in 2022; $2.2 million alone goes to needs in Ukraine

KRAKOW, Poland (OSV News) — It was a sunny day in Rome Jan. 13 when a truck was fully loaded with supplies. Thermal clothing, power generators and food were put inside with the help of a papal official: Cardinal Konrad …

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Young man receiving ashes

Dear Reader: Ashes to Ashes

Lent is a season of solemn travel—toward God and with God. We at Franciscan Media are with you on the journey. 

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Mosaic of Saint Francis de Sales | St. Francis de Sales exemplified a life of prayer and religious zeal.

St. Francis de Sales: Champion of Prayer

As a prayer coach, St. Francis de Sales encourages us to jump in and swim in the grace of God.

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Richard Rohr gives a talk the Center for Action and Contemplation

Center for Action and Contemplation 

Founded by Franciscan Richard Rohr, this center helps people unpack the tradition of Christian contemplation and put it into action. 

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Ashes on a woman's forehead

Hidden Treasures: An Ash Wednesday Journey

The Lenten cross on her forehead reminds this author of the impermanence of our lives and the treasure that awaits.

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Profile of elderly man

Wisdom Comes From Age

Reflect Our elders have important wisdom to offer us, but many are suffering as well. Let us pray for the elderly people we know that we may receive their gifts and alleviate their burdens. Pray O God Eternal, may my …

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