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.”
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.”
In 1950, Franciscan friars in San Francisco opened a dining room to feed the poor. It has blossomed into an amazing social outreach.
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?
When Saint Francis spoke with Sultan Malek-el-Kamel, he laid the groundwork for peace.
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.
Saint Francis' Peace Prayer is needed now more than ever. By Jack Wintz, OFM
This holiday season, take a step back from the noise and chaos. Focus on your blessings. By Friar Jack Wintz, OFM
Saint Irenaeus was right when he wrote, “God’s glory is the human person fully alive!” By Jack Wintz, OFM
As a Franciscan friar for over 50 years, I am very familiar with the stories of St. Francis of Assisi and animals.