The saints are our guides to God.

In Honor of the Saints

The saints are our guides to God, friends on our faith journey, and constant companions. No wonder they're so popular! By Jack Wintz, OFM

Jack Wintz, OFM

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Assisi, home of Saint Francis

7 Key Moments in the Life of Saint Francis

These events in Saint Francis’ life brought him closer to Christ. By Jack Wintz, OFM

Jack Wintz, OFM

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The Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

Though written in simple language, Saint Francis' Peace Prayer provides rich material for spiritual reflection.

Jack Wintz, OFM

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Saint Anthony, the Contemplative

Anthony of Padua often felt a profound longing to step aside from the bustle of his active life and seek the face of God in silent contemplation.

Jack Wintz, OFM

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San Antonio: The City of Saint Anthony

Because of its old Spanish missions, San Antonio, Texas, is a storehouse of Catholic history. And its patron saint is an old friend of ours!

Jack Wintz, OFM

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Fiery Seraph Wings: A Meditation on Saint Francis of Assisi

When Francis of Assisi received the stigmata he got a glimpse into the profound mystery of Christ's death on the cross. Francis saw in a vision his crucified Savior enveloped by six shining seraph wings -- a manifestation of the fiery intensity of God's love.

Jack Wintz, OFM

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Pope John Paul II and Suffering

Since the early '90s, John Paul II has borne the cross of failing health. We have much to learn from his heroic witness and example.

Jack Wintz, OFM

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A Visit to Padre Pio’s Tomb

A friar looks at the life and legacy of Padre Pio. By Jack Wintz, OFM

Jack Wintz, OFM

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Four Great Spanish Saints

After going on pilgrimage to Spain, this friar reflects on four famous Spanish saints and describes their shrines. By Jack Wintz, OFM

Jack Wintz, OFM

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Will I See My Little Doggy in Heaven?

An admirer of Francis of Assisi offers 10 reasons why he believes the whole family of creation is included in God's plan of salvation.

Jack Wintz, OFM

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