Franciscan Spirit Blog

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Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month in the United States. As such, it’s a great time to recognize the contributions of Black Americans in the Catholic Church.

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Radical Saints: 21 Women for the 21st Century

Radical Saints: Marianne Cope

Marianne Cope listened only to God, accepting and caring for people others feared or found distasteful and putting her own health at risk.

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Two cups of tea

Let Us Pray: Grace & Gratitude

Every once in a while, God shows us how to be his child.

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Chapel in Sedona, Arizona | dimitar donovski via unsplash

Let Us Pray: When Words Fall Short

How do I begin writing about prayer when I have not felt like praying?

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Newborn baby sleeping | Photo by Zoe Graham on Unsplash

Let Us Pray: ‘A Love I Did Not Know’

God opened a door deep within me, from a place I had never experienced or even understood existed.

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Man standing in a snowy field | Photo by Hunter Bryant on Unsplash

Let Us Pray: ‘Seek First the Kingdom’

For St. Francis of Assisi, the impetus for prayer was everywhere around him.

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Woman prays with her son | Photo by cottonbro studio

Let Us Pray: My Mother’s Voice

We are all God’s children. If I discriminate or hate someone—for reasons of race, gender, capabilities, or lack thereof—it is not that person who is broken. It is me.

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