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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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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Franciscan Inspirations: Communion of Saints

All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day come right next to each other, November 1 and 2.
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Child receives ashes on Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday: Wearing Our Faith on Our Foreheads

If there ever is a day of the year when you can spot Catholics at a glance, Ash Wednesday is it.
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Easter Sunday: Room for Everyone

There is a story of Saint Francis eating with his friars one Easter.
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A Friar Reflects on the Hope of Lent

The word season has many meanings, and each tells us something about what Lent can and should mean for us.
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A woman becomes emotional as she prays with a rosary during Eucharistic adoration following the opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life Jan. 19, 2023, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. (OSV News photo/Bob Roller)

A New Look at the Creed

The new English translation of the Mass, introduced last Advent, invites Catholics to take a second look at the Nicene Creed.
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