Each of us is unique, special, and precious in God’s eyes. By Jeremy Harrington, OFM
For many people in today’s world, time for personal silence has been stolen. It’s time to recover this treasure. By Jeremy Harrington, OFM
Sometimes the deepest prayers are the simplest. By Father Jim Van Vurst, OFM
Ever wonder about how the Halloween holiday began? Greg Friedman, OFM, explains the Christian background to this popular secular observance.
When Saint Francis spoke with Sultan Malek-el-Kamel, he laid the groundwork for peace.
We often associate Saint Francis of Assisi with birds. There are 13th-century stories of Francis preaching to birds in trees.
Saint Francis' Peace Prayer provides rich material for spiritual reflection.
As many of you may remember, my place of work is St. Anthony Messenger Press in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. My second-floor office in the St. Anthony Messenger building is located directly across a small side street from St. Francis Seraph Church and Friary, which is the headquarters or
We come to walk with you, Jesus, confident that following your journey to the cross will lead us closer to God’s loving heart. In your bruised face and wounded body, we have a powerful image of God’s extraordinary care for us. Saints like Francis of Assisi shed streams of tears as they contemplated
If you go to any of our Franciscan friaries, churches or convents, you will almost always find the Franciscan Coat of Arms, painted somewhere, hanging on a wall or visible over a doorway. This holds true around the world as well as through the centuries. The Franciscan coat of arms often consists