Lent is a time to take stock of our lives and show God that we are grateful for the gift of faith. By Jim Van Vurst, OFM
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.
No doubt many of you would love to know the answer to the question asked at the top of this E-spiration. I’m pleased to inform you that I have just written a new book on this subject. The book (published in late April 2009 by Paraclete Press) is entitled Will
Few prayers are more popular around the world and better loved than the “Peace Prayer of St. Francis.” Nearly everyone recognizes a happy harmony between the words of this prayer and the generous, joy-filled and peace-loving spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. As we prepare for the October 4 Feast
I want to wish all the fathers and grandfathers who might read these words a very special and happy Father’s Day! The women and mothers who read this might want to pass it on to the fathers in your family.