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Franciscan Spirit Blog

The Franciscan Saints: Junipero Serra

Jul 1, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
During his time in California, Junipero Serra baptized, confirmed, married, and buried thousands of Native Americans.

Stopping by Church on a Summer Afternoon

Jun 30, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Weighed down by life, a woman finds respite in her church.

Cultivating Gratitude and Joy

Jun 29, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Joy is the gist of the Christian Good News. Yet, only if we open wide our senses will we be able to drink from the source of this joy. Only then will the Good News prove truly good and ever new.

St. Francis and the Word of God

Jun 28, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
The Franciscan life is a high calling. But if God has given us this vocation, he will also give us his grace to carry it out.

A Closer Look at Heaven

Jun 27, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Eternity will be the revelation not only of all God’s love and goodness, but also of all that we have meant to each other.

Evolving an Adult Faith

Jun 24, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
God’s will for humans—and for all creation—is to exercise an agency of co-creation: to bring about on earth a greater fullness.

Humanizing God

Jun 23, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
We understand how our own hands are so important in expressing our love and care for one another—a touch, a protective hold. That image also tells us about God.

We Are Instruments of Peace

Jun 22, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Opening ourselves to this fierce love through prayer, and then acting out of it—personally and in our public policies—is the only pathway to peace.

The Paschal Paradox

Jun 21, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
At both the personal and transpersonal levels, I experience an unceasing process of birth-death-rebirth. This paradoxical dynamic is insinuated into every aspect of our contemporary world.