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The Canticle of Mary

We are blessed in contemplating the words of Mary’s amazing song! By Jack Wintz, OFM

Jack Wintz, OFM

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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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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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Catholic Saints of Advent

The feasts of many Roman Catholic saints are celebrated during Advent. Here are the biographies and feast days of some well-known Advent saints. By Jack Wintz, OFM

Jack Wintz, OFM

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St. Peter’s Parish: Death and Resurrection at Ground Zero

The pastor of St. Peter's and other eyewitnesses describe what it was like at Ground Zero on the day the Twin Towers fell—and afterward. By Jack Wintz, OFM

Jack Wintz, OFM

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Saint Francis and the Crib

Saint Francis famously recreated the manger scene in anticipation for Christmas.

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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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