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Franciscan Spirit Blog

The Final Days of Solanus Casey

Jul 30, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
He counseled thousands in New York and Detroit, and miracles are attributed to his intercession. This humble friar teaches us the holiness that lies in simplicity.

Human Family, Holy Relationships

Jul 29, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Membership to the human family is a reality in which our fates are in common because our life is in common. To save one part, we must save all.

10 Ways to Live Prayerfully

Jul 28, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
With a little creativity, you can find many ways to interweave your life with prayer. Here are 10 suggestions.

In Search of Perfect Joy

Jul 27, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
When we learn to love with something, we grow into our Godlikeness. ​​​​​​​We live fully, richly, joyfully.

The Spiritual Perks of Volunteering

Jul 26, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Studies cite the physical, mental, and social benefits of volunteering—three ingredients to overall wellness.

Music as Prayer

Jul 23, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Music takes me back, keeps me in the present, and inspires hope for the future—all at once.

Honoring St. Mary Magdalene

Jul 22, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Though she was never known to waver in her support of Jesus, Mary Magdalene’s actions in Jesus’ final days exemplify her commitment.

St. Joseph: Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Love

Jul 21, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
In this Year of St. Joseph, it's good to remember Joseph was a real man, a real husband, and a real father, who experienced all the ups and downs that go with those roles.


Thank God for Water

Jul 20, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
St. Francis understood that, by accepting our responsibility to care for water, we will say, “Thank you,” to God, the giver of water and life.