Birds flying from trees
Franciscan Spirit Blog

Rise and Rejoice!

May 23, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Evangelical joyfulness is simply another way to call the experience of living with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, patience, forgiveness, love, and thanksgiving.

The Magnificat: Canticle of Mary

May 20, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
The greatness of Mary’s Canticle is that it embraces the whole sweep of the Incarnate Word—and the whole sweep of Mary’s trust in God.

A Faith Prayed

May 19, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
When we allow prayer to hold us steady in faith, we experience the ups and downs of daily life with significantly greater peace.

Spirituality and Sport: Celebrating Body and Soul

May 18, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Physical play and exercise can help us stay connected to God and the world.

What Does It Mean to be Pro-Life?

May 17, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
There are pro-life issues that have nothing to do with abortion, including health care, a living wage, capital punishment, and immigration, this friar explains.

The Franciscan Saints: Margaret of Cortona

May 16, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Friars of the 13th century urged this holy woman to embark on a public crusade to call sinners to conversion.

The Hail Mary: Jesus at the Center

May 13, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
The Hail Mary leads us to that divine source, as we utter the sacred name at its center.

Our Deepest Relationship Is With God

May 12, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
When we pray, we remind ourselves that God is not “somewhere up there,” but within us.

Doubt: Engine or Enemy of Faith?

May 11, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Doubt can either drive faith or kill it. The choice is ours.