Murray Bodo, OFM, is a Franciscan priest and a member of the Franciscan Academy. An award-winning author of many books, including Francis: The Journey and the Dream, Surrounded by Love: Seven Teachings of Saint Francis, and Nourishing Love: A Franciscan Celebration of Mary, he writes and lectures on Franciscan spirituality. As an internationally known poet, Fr. Bodo has participated in poetry readings in Europe and the United States. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.