Murray Bodo, OFM, is a Franciscan priest and a member of the Franciscan Academy. An award-winning author of many books, including Francis: The Journey and the Dream, Surrounded by Love: Seven Teachings of Saint Francis, and Nourishing Love: A Franciscan Celebration of Mary, he writes and lectures on Franciscan spirituality. As an internationally known poet, Fr. Bodo has participated in poetry readings in Europe and the United States. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In his writings and in the early biographies of St. Francis, he emerges as a person formed and informed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. What does that mean? How do we even begin to live the Gospel, as he did, in our own time?
this Incarnate God can become present in us through the sacramental grace of the mystery of the Holy Eucharist wherein we eat the body and drink the blood of Christ whose effect is to intensify the indwelling of God in us.
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