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Saint Francis Novena | Day Two: Forgiveness

Saint Francis was very attentive to the needs of the world around him, including what his native city required.

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Saint Francis Novena | Day One: Conversion

Francis was one of most free people who has ever lived—internally free, that is.

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Becoming Radically Open

If I’ve learned anything as a friar, it is that being a Christian means leaving behind everything and being totally fine with accepting whatever God gives me—big or small, happy or painful.

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‘I Am a Sinner’

God loves us in spite of our flaws. We are not irredeemable. To believe otherwise is the real sin.

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My Rosary Story

It passed from hand to hand, through thick and thin.

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Prayer Tips from the Saints

For decades, the saints have been my mentors in prayer, faith companions whom the centuries cannot separate.

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Brokenness and Beauty, Healing and Wholeness

The invitation is to step consciously into that river of healing and to let it take us toward a kinder, gentler way of treating ourselves, each other, and our common home.

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