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St. Francis: Artisan of Peace

Jan 19, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
“Peace be with you” echoed from Jesus’ life through the life of St. Francis of Assisi. We are called to allow it to reverberate through our lives as well.

Faithful Democracy Needs You

Jan 18, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Every faith leader needs to join together to heal our wounded nation by speaking with conviction against all attempts to sabotage elections.

Dr. King’s Undying Dream

Jan 17, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
When King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, 250,000 people in DC stood spellbound. It’s perhaps the most important oration of the 20th century.

The Security to Be Insecure

Jan 14, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
A person with a great soul can move others toward the future with compassion and confidence—not judgment, paranoia, or accusation.

Notes from a Friar: Offering Up Our Suffering

Jan 13, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Offering up our own pain or struggle becomes part of our Christian faith and love for others.

Easing a Guilty Conscience

Jan 12, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Over the years, I’ve worked out a plan to quiet critical voices in my head with these four questions.

Never Waste a Good Crisis

Jan 11, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
It’s no wonder that many of our institutions are failing us, for they were largely built on sand: wrong assumptions about human beings, the nature of reality, and what makes for a good and fulfilling life.

Notes from a Friar: The Power of the Eucharist

Jan 10, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
When we receive the Eucharist and say quietly, “Amen,” we mean, “I believe.”

Soul Training with St. Francis

Jan 7, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Faith leads to hope in the goodness of others, which is shown in charity, or love for one another. Faith, hope, and charity are the only way to peace.