Sultan Malik al-Kamil

Illustration of love and hate

I’d Like to Say: We Need  to Stop ‘Othering’

The time-honored practice of labeling and excluding those who differ from us is eating away at our Christian call to love one another. 
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Follower of St. Francis: Sister Kathy Warren

Sister Kathy Warren, OSF

A Franciscan spirit and the changes of the Second Vatican Council would lead her on a remarkable journey. 
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Saint Francis and brothers meet Sultan Malik al-Kamil' in this artist's rendering

Meeting Sultan Malik al-Kamil: St. Francis in a Foreign Land

The deep friendship and rich dialogue between St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan Malik al-Kamil centuries ago can inform interfaith dialogue in our own times.
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saint francis and the sultan

Strangers to Brothers: St. Francis and the Sultan

As Francis drew nearer, the Sultan’s expression changed to one of mild amusement. Francis couldn’t help returning the expression.
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Statue of St. Francis of Assisi

A Look at the Peace Prayer of St. Francis

The Peace Prayer of St. Francis is a deep well of spiritual wisdom. We are wise to visit this well often.
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St. Francis and His Time with the Sultan

How did St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan Malik al-Kamil become friends?
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