Saint Juan Diego: New World Apostle

Our Lady of Guadalupe chose Juan Diego to help evangelize America. This month the Church recognizes him as a saint.

Franciscan Media

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Assisi, home of Saint Francis

The Challenge of the San Damiano Cross

The sanctuary of San Damiano is one of the most important places in the Franciscan story. By Roch Niemier, OFM

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Christmas Light in Winter’s Darkness

Ever wonder why we celebrate Christmas on December 25? Here’s why. By Kathleen M. Carroll

Kathleen M. Carroll

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Las Posadas: A Mexican Christmas Tradition

Many parishes in the US take to the streets in the spirit of Joseph and Mary. Photo by David Maung, Text by Christopher Heffron

Christopher Heffron

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Mighty Macs movie

The Mighty Macs: The Story Behind the Film

It’s a Cinderella story about a team from Philly who won it all— from tiny Immaculata College. By B.G. Kelley

Alex Foley

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Peace Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis for Seekers

The author of "Francis: The Journey and the Dream" explains why the book remains so popular.

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Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez on The Way

IN EARLY OCTOBER, The Way, a haunting movie starring Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez, opens in U.S. theaters. The film takes its viewers on the road to a very popular destination—the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. This world-famous cathedral—it is commonly believed—holds the remains of St. James the

Jack Wintz, OFM

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Franciscans and Muslims

Franciscans and Muslims: Eight Centuries of Seeking God

Franciscans and Muslims encountered one another during the lifetime of St. Francis. Indeed, he sent friars to the Holy Land in 1217.

Jack Wintz, OFM

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Eboo Patel: A New Chapter

Let’s learn to admire one another’s faiths, says this American Muslim.

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Celebration of Body and Soul

A sports journalist reflects on the spirituality of physical activity. By B.G. Kelley

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