Assisi, home of Saint Francis

Saint Francis: Inspired By the Cross

Just as Francis sees Jesus on the cross handing himself over to the whole human family with a total, perfect love, so Francis asks that he may be given the same kind of “perfect charity.”

Jack Wintz, OFM

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Perseverance Is the Key

Among other novenas quite popular with Catholics have been those seeking the aid of Our Lady of Perpetual Help or of St. Jude the Apostle, the “saint of impossible causes.”

Jack Wintz, OFM

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St. Anthony Dining Room: The Loaf Keeps On Multiplying!

In 1950, Franciscan friars in San Francisco opened a dining room to feed the poor. It has blossomed into an amazing social outreach.

Jack Wintz, OFM

St. Anthony Messenger

Hiroshima: Our First Nuclear War

The human race got its first taste of nuclear war in Hiroshima in 1945. Can a closer look at what the people suffered there—along with their current pleas for nuclear disarmament—wake us up in time to avert a global disaster?

Jack Wintz, OFM

Friar Jack on Christian/Muslim Dialogue

When Saint Francis spoke with Sultan Malek-el-Kamel, he laid the groundwork for peace.

Jack Wintz, OFM

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Saint Francis and the birds

Saint Francis and the Birds

The more Saint Francis grew in wisdom and in his understanding that God’s love goes out to all creatures, the more he began to see that all creatures make up one family.

Jack Wintz, OFM

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Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

A Closer Look at the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

Saint Francis' Peace Prayer is needed now more than ever. By Jack Wintz, OFM

Jack Wintz, OFM

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Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis and the Leper

Francis had a fear and abhorrence of lepers. Until God changed his heart. By Jack Wintz, OFM

Jack Wintz, OFM

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A Spirit of Gratitude

This holiday season, take a step back from the noise and chaos. Focus on your blessings. By Friar Jack Wintz, OFM

Jack Wintz, OFM

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God Is Love

Letting God Love Us

Saint Irenaeus was right when he wrote, “God’s glory is the human person fully alive!” By Jack Wintz, OFM

Jack Wintz, OFM

Franciscan E-spirations