Meet the Mystics: St. Francis of Assisi
There is a mysticism Francis offers to all believers, a mysticism that he illustrates through the gestures of his own life.
The Franciscan School of Theology: Presence at a Distance
A Franciscan education offers a unique, Christ-centered viewpoint into Catholicism. Franciscan spirituality is faithful to the gospel and the Church, rooted in prayer, contemplation, and most importantly, service.
Earth’s Limited Resources
Reflect St. Francis of Assisi was Pope Francis “guide and inspiration” for his letter Laudato Si about the environment. Because St. Francis saw the world with more than “intellectual appreciation or economic calculus,” he would sometimes sing in wonder at …
The Challenge of the San Damiano Cross
At San Damiano, the Crucified Christ challenged Saint Francis to “go rebuild My house.” That task meant Francis had to transform himself first.
Thank God for Dirt
After spending all day gardening with my kids, I realized something: Dirt is delightful.
The Franciscan Connection to the Stations of the Cross
Praying the Way of the Cross is a familiar Lenten practice for many, but a closer look at this popular tradition reveals surprising connections to Franciscan spirituality.