When Darkness Becomes Dawn

Even in the depths of grief, there is a Presence that will light the way.

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Padre Pio and the Madonna

Padre Pio nurtured his love for the Mother of Jesus from the time he was a child.

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Encounters with Pope Francis

Pope Francis speaks of the "culture of encounter," and during his 2015 trip to America, it became apparent that he lives it as well.

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Castles in the Clouds

As Larkspur Linwood is overcoming the humiliation she suffered in Africa, she gets a new chance at love and a new glimpse of God's plan for her.

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Assisi, Italy

An Instrument of Mercy

The mercy of Saint Francis is more than treating one another well; it is about living in a way more like God.

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Mercy and the Franciscan Way

The power of mercy happens when we are open to the Spirit’s call to see the needs of the least among us.

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How Can Anyone Pray ‘Always’?

Prayer is referring to an inner state, a state of conscious, choice-filled, loving union with what is in front of us.

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A Look Back at the Life of Padre Pio

Padre Pio was a friar devoted to simplicity and to the grace of suffering. His life became an inspiration to believers the world over.

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Rediscovering Henri Nouwen

When he died in 1996, the generation that knew his works mourned him, and a new generation began to discover a thoughtful writer who managed to talk about difficult things concerning spirituality and faith.

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An Eye-Opening Scene from Our Selfie-Obsessed Culture

Are we too self-absorbed? Teresa Tomeo has a few thoughts on that question.

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