Minute Meditations

men sitting quietly on bench

God Builds a Rhythm

The practice of solitude uncovers and heightens that uniqueness, and fraternal life deepens in the respect and support the brothers give to each one’s unique aloneness.
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hand reaching for heaven

Treasures of the Kingdom

In recognizing his vocation to live the Gospel, Francis knew that he could no longer identify himself with the wealthy and powerful of his day.
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sorrowful man.

Radical Honesty

Francis was as much subject to self-doubt as any of us. His motives were purified in prayer; his ego became right-sized there.
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Lighthouse in a storm.

Unfailing and Steadfast

The beauty of being human is to turn to our spiritual ancestors, to cherish what they left behind, what remains.
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hands of an old woman.

Blessed Are the Meek

The meek are blessed precisely because they recognize their dependence on the generosity of God and creation.
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man rejoycing on the road

Rejoice in Humanity

Saints rejoice in their common humanity, knowing that God’s word becomes flesh in fallible and ambivalent persons like ourselves.
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bruised fruit

God Loves Our Imperfections

God looks at us and sees the beauty of who we are, and that beauty is not a result of our being perfect.
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