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.
Early in the Gospel of Mark (2:18-22), Jesus runs into a series of conflicts with the Jewish religious leaders. One such conflict involved the law of fasting. We know that in all religions (and even secular organizations, for that matter) there are certain rituals and practices that identify a
On March 30, 2010, some 50 friends of Sister Thea Bowman gathered at her grave in Memphis, Tennessee, where she is buried beside her parents. She had died exactly 20 years earlier of bone cancer at age 52. At the graveside ceremony, Sister Thea, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, was hailed as the
There is a powerful scene in the Gospel of Matthew following the incident of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Jesus goes immediately to the Temple to cast out the money changers and all the trappings of the marketplace. Jesus proclaimed the Temple to be a house of prayer, not
Was the sin of Adam and Eve the main reason Christ came to save the world? Not really, says Blessed John Duns Scotus, a Franciscan theologian of the 13th century.John Duns Scotus was born in Scotland in 1266 and educated at England’s Oxford University. He was ordained a
When Pope John Paul II added the Luminous Mysteries to the three already existing mysteries of the Rosary, my heart immediately responded with “Right on!” For years I had been puzzled with the “public ministry gap,” which, in my mind, had left a big hole in the traditional sequence