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Franciscan Spirit Blog

Saint Who? Faith of Conques

Oct 30, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Except for what she said in court, St. Faith never preached. She never wrote an epistle.

Saint Who? Paul of Thebes

Oct 29, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Let’s be honest: Many of us find prayer, well, boring. We get distracted. We rattle off a litany of wants and needs.

Saint Who? Richard of Lucca

Oct 28, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
A Holy Patriarch | ca. 670–ca. 725–726 • Pre-Congregation Memorial: February 7

Saint Who? Romanus of Le Mans

Oct 27, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
We all know people who, if you look at their lives, aren’t “special”—they are not like Mother Teresa or some great preacher—and yet their commitment to letting Christ soak every thread in their life’s fabric is no less profound.

Saint Who? Perpetua and Felicity

Oct 26, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Felicity and Perpetua were North African women martyred very early in the third century.

Notes from a Friar: Is it a Sin to Worry?

Oct 23, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
This is a question that comes up frequently, especially since COVID-19. So let me answer the question right up front. No, it is not a sin to worry.

St. Francis and Prayer

Oct 22, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Prayer is not for sissies, and Francis of Assisi knew that.

Take Nothing for the Journey

Oct 21, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Journeying with God can be dangerous. But it's always worthwhile.

‘I Am a Sinner’

Oct 20, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
God knows our flaws and loves us in spite of them. We are not irredeemable. To believe otherwise is the real sin.