Minute Meditations

person standing in nature contemplating

Healing Earth and Spirit

Despite their differences, Francis and Bonaventure shared a love of God and a common vision of Christ as the center of creation and goal of spiritual maturity.
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Man looking up into the sky

The Kingdom of Heaven Is Close

All of us are invited to be rich soil for God’s word, and all of us have become rich soil in baptism.
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Letters spelling the word Love

Reckless in Love

The simplest way to describe God’s poverty and humility is in terms of love. Love gives itself away—this is God’s poverty.
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A young poor woman sitting in the street in India

Poverty and Humility of Life

Maybe because Francis was not an intellectual he could perceive the mystery of God in its pristine beauty—the extraordinary divine in the ordinary human.
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Father holding baby

Embraced by the Father

The love of the Father for the Son is the same divine love for all creation.
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woman giving a bowl of apples to someone

Behold, a Holy Voice

All truth is from God, and God’s truth is that we are to love God, and loving God will show us how to love our neighbor.
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woman praying with a rosary in church

God’s Indwelling

The practical conclusion of the first teaching of St. Francis is that if we listen and pray, God will show us what we are to do with our lives.
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