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Franciscan Spirit Blog

Loving ‘the Other’ as St. Francis Did

May 27, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
If the walls we build around us are too high, light cannot reach us.

Pope Francis on Mother Mary

May 26, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
We must turn to Mary often, Pope Francis tells us, for she is a mighty intercessor and a faithful companion on our spiritual journey.

The Franciscan Embrace of ‘the Other’ 

May 25, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
The call to enter into the world of “the other” contains a costly component. Moving from accepted bias, taboos, and prejudices is not an easy step. 

We Are God’s Beloved

May 24, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
We are imperfect children of a perfect God, who loves us in spite of our sins.

Rise and Rejoice!

May 23, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Evangelical joyfulness is simply another way to call the experience of living with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, patience, forgiveness, love, and thanksgiving.

The Magnificat: Canticle of Mary

May 20, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
The greatness of Mary’s Canticle is that it embraces the whole sweep of the Incarnate Word—and the whole sweep of Mary’s trust in God.

A Faith Prayed

May 19, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
When we allow prayer to hold us steady in faith, we experience the ups and downs of daily life with significantly greater peace.

Spirituality and Sport: Celebrating Body and Soul

May 18, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Physical play and exercise can help us stay connected to God and the world.

What Does It Mean to be Pro-Life?

May 17, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
There are pro-life issues that have nothing to do with abortion, including health care, a living wage, capital punishment, and immigration, this friar explains.