Francis had a fear and abhorrence of lepers. Until God changed his heart. By Jack Wintz, OFM
Saint Irenaeus was right when he wrote, “God’s glory is the human person fully alive!” By Jack Wintz, OFM
The story of how Saint Francis of Assisi tamed the Wolf of Gubbio is one of the great legends linked with the life of of the saint. By Jack Wintz, OFM
The story of the holy family might help us all become more mindful of the poor in our midst. By Jack Wintz, OFM
Let us love all of creation, as Saints Francis and Anthony did. By Jack Wintz, OFM
IN EARLY OCTOBER, The Way, a haunting movie starring Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez, opens in U.S. theaters. The film takes its viewers on the road to a very popular destination—the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. This world-famous cathedral—it is commonly believed—holds the remains of St. James the
Franciscans and Muslims encountered one another during the lifetime of St. Francis. Indeed, he sent friars to the Holy Land in 1217.