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Franciscan Spirit Blog

10 Commandments of Holistic Health

Apr 16, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
What is the body without the mind? What is the mind without the spirit? A holistic approach to health seeks to wed them together. If one is weakened, the whole person suffers.

Meditation Made Easy

Apr 15, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
If prayer is talking to God, meditation is listening to God. Here are three simple steps for a richer, more meditative life.

The Spirituality of Subtraction

Apr 14, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
St. Francis lived the spirituality of subtraction. He let go not only of his property, but also of his status, his pride, his ambition, his ego, and his need to be right.

Christianity at Its Best—and Worst

Apr 13, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
They say you’ll never meet an atheist in a foxhole. But what about in a swimming pool?

Richard Rohr on Thomas Merton’s Legacy

Apr 12, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
America’s best-known monk is still having an effect on Christian thought, says Richard Rohr, a longtime admirer.

10 Verbs to Live By

Apr 9, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Life is about living, right? COVID-19, its restrictions, and how it all changed our world has certainly taught us that. But to live and to be fully alive requires action. And that means adding more verbs to our vocabulary.

Overcoming Difficulties with Prayer

Apr 8, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
As Catholic Christians, we know that we are called to be people who pray. And as a matter of fact, through our earliest years we have been taught to pray.

The Importance of Laughter

Apr 7, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Given the year we've had, finding reasons to be joyful is a challenge. ​​​​​​​But the Bible reminds us that laughter is good for our bodies and our souls.

We Are One Family

Apr 6, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
COVID-19 has splintered our human family. But Pope Francis has words of wisdom for us to savor.