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Dr. King’s Undying Dream

Jan 18, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
When King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, 250,000 people in DC stood spellbound. It’s perhaps the most important oration of the 20th century.

Stress: Our Pathway to God

Jan 15, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Stressed over the state of the country and our world? Forget the quick fixes. Take your pain to God.

Easing a Guilty Conscience

Jan 14, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Over the years, I’ve worked out a plan to quiet critical voices in my head with these the four questions.

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Jan 13, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Living lives devoted to peace and justice is like a flame illuminating a blackened sky. Francis of Assisi was such a light in his lifetime and he is calling us to be the same.

Don’t Lose Hope!

Jan 12, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
A deficiency of it shows itself in more subtle ways: discouragement, putting our trust in everything but God, or focusing too much on the negative in the world.

Repairers of the Breach: A Meditation on America

Jan 11, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
I believe—I choose and keep choosing to believe—that God wants us to be one and will help us on that path.

7 Habits of Prayerful People

Jan 8, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Prayerful people walk with God every day. This walking can be done kneeling beside your bed to thank God for a restful sleep or to ask the Lord to guide your day.

Psalm 25: GPS for My Soul

Jan 7, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
When it hits me that I am hopelessly lost, on the road or in my life, I am reminded of a passage in the psalms that has taught me to abandon my fears and sometimes enjoy not knowing where I am going.

St. Francis’ Prayer of Peace

Jan 6, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
In his writings and in the early biographies of St. Francis, he emerges as a person formed and informed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. What does that mean? How do we even begin to live the Gospel, as he did, in our own time? 

Giving Glory Back to God

Jan 5, 2021 Franciscan Spirit Blog
We give you thanks, gracious God of heaven and earth, that we can be part of the great song of praise rising from all the creatures of the universe.