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The Gifts of Advent Day 2: Our Busy Lives

Nov 29, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
We can strive to hold onto the quiet withdrawal of the ideal Advent, but when that means refusing the hospitality of another’s invitation, we might need to reconsider our commitments.

The Gifts of Advent Day 1: The Waiting Time

Nov 28, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Instead of having to slow down, we need to remind ourselves that we’re in the perfect time and place for long and leisurely conversations with God.

Catholic Saints of Advent

Nov 26, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Here are short biographies of some well-known Advent saints.

Thanksgiving: A Feast for the Soul

Nov 25, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Grateful thinking helps people extract the most possible enjoyment from their circumstances.

10 Ways to Be Thankful

Nov 24, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
We have much for which to be thankful! Here are 10 ways to show it every day.

Food & Gratitude

Nov 23, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
It is good to celebrate those moments where companionship around the table becomes a form of communion, where fantastic food seals friendships, where our vitality and our spirituality truly “wine and dine” together.

Saints at the Dinner Table

Nov 22, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Amy Heyd spoke with Franciscan Media about food, faith, and family gatherings during the holidays.

Healing Divisions: The Power of Dialogue

Nov 19, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Dialogue, like any other skill, can be improved by formal instruction and intentional practice.

Six Ways to Be Grateful

Nov 18, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
It is during challenging times that a circle of grace is formed, if a healthy perspective, gratitude, and happiness are cultivated.