Franciscan Spirit Blog

Holy, Wholly Healthy: When Your Suffering Can’t Be Seen

When we do not see someone’s symptoms, we might assume that the person is not suffering.
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Anointing of the Sick: Sacrament of Healing

Sickness, accidents, age—all things we have faced or will face as human beings. It’s just part of life.
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The Sacrament of Confirmation: Stage Two of Our Faith Journey

It has been said that Confirmation is a sacrament looking for a theology.
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Preparing the Upper Room

By taking time to prepare our hearts before going to Mass, we find that the seed of God’s Word takes deeper root in us.
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American and Catholic

I recently drove a couple hours down the highway on a great adventure. I live in an old home.
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The Trials of the Holy Family Echo Today

As Christmas approaches, I’m prompted to give you my take on Nativity stories involving the Holy Family. These stories might help us all become more mindful of the poor in our midst.
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The Book of Psalms: Prayers for Everyday Living

The Book of Psalms is a collection of 150 prayers from different periods of Israel’s life.
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