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Franciscan Inspirations: ‘Those Who Once Walked with Us’

What’s in a name? Maybe an opportunity! A name can be affirming and friendly. It can also be judgmental and offensive. I’m intrigued by the names we give to Catholics who do not regularly attend Mass. Some names are negative: “lost sheep,” “fallen away,” “ex-Catholics.” Others are more neutral, such as “inactive Catholics.”

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Reflections on the Glorious Mysteries

With the Glorious Mysteries, we reflect on each of the mysteries of the Rosary. And now, with this reflection on the Glorious Mysteries, we have prayerfully covered 20 key events in the lives of Jesus and Mary.

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The Franciscan Coat of Arms

If you go to any of our Franciscan friaries, churches, or convents, you will almost always find the Franciscan Coat of Arms hanging on a wall or visible over a doorway. This holds true around the world as well as through the centuries.

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