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Franciscan Spirit Blog

‘Let Us Begin Again’: An Advent Invitation

Nov 27, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Throughout the season of Advent, we explore the mystery of the Incarnation, Jesus letting go of divine splendor to embrace a human existence.

Thanksgiving: A Feast for the Soul

Nov 26, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Grateful thinking helps people extract the most possible enjoyment from their circumstances.

Food & Gratitude

Nov 25, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Once when we asked my little nephew to lead our family in prayers before our Thanksgiving meal, he said, glancing at his mother: “God is grace. God is good. Thank her for this food. Amen.”

Embracing Wisdom

Nov 24, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Wisdom speaks of and leads to a bigger picture, a deep-seated awareness of wholeness, a sense of oneness, and interconnection.

Pioneers 2.0

Nov 23, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
I’m excited to imagine how Christians and other people of faith might move to the countryside and craft new forms of intentional discipleship, devotion, and prophetic witness.

Followers of St. Francis: Mike Lasky, OFM Conv

Nov 20, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
For Friar Mike Lasky, OFM Conv, seeking social justice goes beyond platitudes or social media posts. It means getting to work.

Followers of St. Francis: Sister Damien Hinderer, OSF

Nov 19, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
A simple yes to a one-time good deed transformed into a lifelong ministry for Sister Damien Hinderer, OSF.

Followers of St. Francis: Theresa Diersen

Nov 18, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
When Theresa Diersen walks into the dining room at St. Francis Seraph Ministries in Cincinnati, Ohio, guests immediately take notice: Faces light up; hugs are in abundance.

Followers of St. Francis: Marcellino Micallef, OFM

Nov 17, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
In response to the growing number of refugees, poor, and the homeless, Father Marcellino and the friars decided to transform their historic monastery’s former refectory into a soup kitchen.