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Franciscan Spirit Blog

The Simple, Sublime Faith of Children

Aug 17, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Children see things simply, speaking directly because their honesty comes from their hearts and is totally sincere. This is especially true in their relationships with God.

St. Francis and Prayer

Aug 16, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Francis was as much subject to self-doubt as any of us. His motives were purified in prayer; his ego became right-sized there.

Why I Am Catholic

Aug 15, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Only if we recommit to daily private and public prayer can we rediscover the content of the faith that is professed, celebrated, lived, and prayed.

Why We Celebrate Saints

Aug 12, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
At Franciscan Media, we celebrate the saints in our prayers—and share their amazing, faith-filled stories with the next generation!

Honoring St. Clare of Assisi

Aug 11, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
The daughter of a noble family, Clare was known for her deep spirituality and love for the poor. Her heart was attracted to the radical way of life preached by St. Francis.

Novena to Saint Clare | Day Nine: Ripples of Faith

Aug 10, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Much like a stone thrown into water extends ripples far and wide, Clare’s holiness helped spread the vision of Saint Francis.

Novena to Saint Clare | Day Eight: Honoring Our Talents

Aug 9, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Whenever Francis struggled with the direction of his mission and vocation, Clare provided him with insight and encouragement.

Novena to Saint Clare | Day Seven: Embrace the Quiet

Aug 8, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
In her way, Saint Clare reminds us that we should all step away from the hustle and bustle of our lives once in a while.

Novena to Saint Clare | Day Six: Our Spiritual Reflection

Aug 7, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
In her final letter to Saint Agnes of Prague, Clare encouraged her friend to look deeper than the surface level of the mirror.