To Live the Gospel Life
With St. Francis, there is nothing to fear. Nothing can hurt us. There is no problem we cannot solve with God’s wisdom and grace.
The Franciscan School of Theology: A Shared Journey
Teaching the course is by no means easy, but there is something familiar about it that reassures me that I’m doing is what I’m supposed to be doing.
Meet the Mystics: St. Thérèse of Lisieux
St. Thérèse teaches us that Christian mysticism is not an esoteric branch of theology or something separate from the gospel life.
Meet the Mystics: St. John of the Cross
In John, as in all mystics, to be pure and completely open before God is the purpose of the dark night.
Meet the Mystics: St. Catherine of Siena
Some will see in Catherine every sign of psychosis: the split personality, hearing voices, demonic visions, and a mystical marriage. The signs, to be sure, are there.
Meet the Mystics: St. Francis of Assisi
There is a mysticism Francis offers to all believers, a mysticism that he illustrates through the gestures of his own life.
Meet the Mystics: Mary
If the mystic is one who experiences in an extraordinary way the intimacy with God offered to everyone, then Mary is the model and pattern of the mystical life.