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What Is Holiness Really About?

The word holiness can have a discouraging effect on people. Some immediately dismiss it, perhaps a bit sadly, since they believe that whatever it is, holiness is way beyond their reach. They think of their failures and sins, and figure that if they could only get rid of them, then

Jack Wintz, OFM

Franciscan E-spirations

The Holy Family

The Trials of the Holy Family Echo Today

The story of the holy family might help us all become more mindful of the poor in our midst. By Jack Wintz, OFM

Jack Wintz, OFM

St. Anthony Messenger

Anthony and Francis Loved Creation

Let us love all of creation, as Saints Francis and Anthony did. By Jack Wintz, OFM

Jack Wintz, OFM

Franciscan E-spirations

Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez on The Way

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

Jack Wintz, OFM

St. Anthony Messenger

Franciscans and Muslims

Franciscans and Muslims: Eight Centuries of Seeking God

Franciscans and Muslims encountered one another during the lifetime of St. Francis. Indeed, he sent friars to the Holy Land in 1217.

Jack Wintz, OFM

St. Anthony Messenger