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Franciscan Spirit Blog

Breathe in the Spirit

Jan 21, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
A few minutes of deep breathing is an easy and refreshing way to take a break, clear my mind, check my body for stress-related aches, and get a renewed start on the tasks of the day.

A Call for Kindness

Jan 20, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
May this prayer soothe our hearts and quiet our minds on this day.

A Lesson in Peace from St. Francis

Jan 19, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Perhaps no other virtue is more associated with St. Francis of Assisi than peace. He made peace with people, with animals, in the Church, and within civil society.

Dr. King’s Undying Dream

Jan 18, 2021 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.

Stress: Our Pathway to God

Jan 15, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Stressed over the state of the country and our world? Forget the quick fixes. Take your pain to God.

Easing a Guilty Conscience

Jan 14, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Over the years, I’ve worked out a plan to quiet critical voices in my head with these the four questions.

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Jan 13, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Living lives devoted to peace and justice is like a flame illuminating a blackened sky. Francis of Assisi was such a light in his lifetime and he is calling us to be the same.

Don’t Lose Hope!

Jan 12, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
A deficiency of it shows itself in more subtle ways: discouragement, putting our trust in everything but God, or focusing too much on the negative in the world.

Repairers of the Breach: A Meditation on America

Jan 11, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
I believe—I choose and keep choosing to believe—that God wants us to be one and will help us on that path.