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Franciscan Spirit Blog

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.

Followers of St. Francis: Cynthia Perkins

Nov 16, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
As many as 4,538 residents experience homelessness on any given day. Milwaukee, in particular, is beset by homelessness, prostitution, and human trafficking.

The Saints: Our Prayer Guides

Nov 13, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
I have always felt sorry for those who have never had the wanting to befriend the saints. These holy but imperfect souls come in every description, ethnic background, and personality.

The Gospel of Prayer

Nov 12, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
One of the places we can turn to for help in learning how to pray is the Gospel of Luke. More so than any of the other Gospels, his is the Gospel of prayer.