Friar’s E-Spirations: ‘Tis the Season of Hope

One wonderful gift that God gives us is the virtue of hope. Will the acceptance of this gift be different this year because of recent and ongoing tragedies?We were all saddened and discouraged by the killing of innocent people in Paris, France, and San Bernardino, California. These were

Christopher Heffron

Franciscan E-spirations

Friar’s E-Spirations: St. Anthony of Padua

This month we celebrate the feast of St. Anthony of Padua on June 13. St. Anthony is probably one of the most revered saints in the Church calendar.Anthony faced several startling paradoxes. A paradox is defined as “a situation or event that appears to be of one value,

Christopher Heffron

Franciscan E-spirations

Anthony and Francis Loved Creation

Let us love all of creation, as Saints Francis and Anthony did. By Jack Wintz, OFM

Jack Wintz, OFM

Franciscan E-spirations