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The Saints and Us

Oct 22, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
The saints are our friends, our companions, and our guides along the faith journey.

Brokenness and Beauty, Healing and Wholeness

Oct 21, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
The invitation is to step consciously into that river of healing and to let it take us toward a kinder, gentler way of treating ourselves, each other, and our common home.

Your Field Guide to Flying Saints

Oct 20, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
There are some saints who were so immersed in prayer that their feet literally left the ground. While amazing, this is by no means unique.

Prayer Tips from the Saints

Oct 19, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
For decades, the saints have been my mentors in prayer, faith companions whom the centuries cannot separate.

The Paradox of Holiness

Oct 18, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Most saints struggled with prayer and with sensing the nearness of God. Why should our lives be any different?

Learning to Pray from St. Teresa of Avila

Oct 15, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
In her approach to prayer, St. Teresa of Avila shows a levelheadedness and psychological insight that readily puts beginners at ease.

Massimo Fusarelli, OFM: Friend of the Poor

Oct 14, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
In a telegram to Brother Massimo Fusarelli, Pope Francis congratulated the new minister general and wrote, “May the seraphic father, St. Francis, be an encouragement for you in leading your brothers.”

Live the Gospel: A Message from St. Francis

Oct 13, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
St. Francis found the truth that leads to freedom in the truths of the Gospel, and the freedom he found was the freedom to love.

The Glory Be and Me

Oct 12, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
In glorifying God, we can begin to sense the infinite glory of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Pope John XXIII: A Holy Life

Oct 11, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Pope John XXIII, as Pope Francis said, “was a country priest, the priest who loves all the faithful, who knows how to care for the faithful, and this he did as a bishop, and as a nuncio.”