Saint Francis of Assisi’s Song of Praise

Saint Francis of Assisi lived and breathed a spirit of praise. He was a grateful man who carried that positive attitude to his prayer, especially to his Canticle. By Patti Normile

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Catholic Saints of Advent

The feasts of many Roman Catholic saints are celebrated during Advent. Here are the biographies and feast days of some well-known Advent saints. By Jack Wintz, OFM

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Saint Francis and the Crib

Saint Francis famously recreated the manger scene in anticipation for Christmas.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Christmas

Got questions about Christmas? We've got answers!

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Easter: The Resurrection Narratives

Each Gospel narrative should be allowed to contribute its own wealth to what we know and believe about the risen Christ. Father Raymond E. Brown

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Advent: Waiting in Darkness

Christmas is not a sentimental waiting for a baby to be born, but much more an asking for history to be born. By Richard Rohr, OFM

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Saint Francis: Inspired By the Cross

Just as Francis sees Jesus on the cross handing himself over to the whole human family with a total, perfect love, so Francis asks that he may be given the same kind of “perfect charity.”

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Frequently Asked Questions about Advent

Here are some of the biggest questions surrounding Christmas and Advent.

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Halloween and All Saints

Celebrating Halloween and All Saints Day

Here are some ideas, and a recipe, on how to celebrate Halloween and All Saints Day.

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Saint Francis and the birds

Saint Francis and the Birds

The more Saint Francis grew in wisdom and in his understanding that God’s love goes out to all creatures, the more he began to see that all creatures make up one family.

Jack Wintz, OFM

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