October 13, 2023

St. Francis eyes

St. Francis’ Prayer for Courteous Fire

Reflect “My brother fire . . . be kind to me in this hour, be courteous!”—St. Francis of Assisi Over time, St. Francis’s eyes began to weaken and doctors advised a cauterization—a deliberate burning of the eyes—with hopes of a ...
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hands open in prayer | Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

Live in the Mystery

Franciscan prayer, lived to its full, is to set the human heart on fire
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Wolf Photo by Brenda Timmerman

Seeking Balance in a Crisis

When Scripture encourages us to “fear not,” God isn’t promising to keep us safe, just to stay with us.
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