American Catholic Franciscan Media 26 July 2017

Saint Francis: An Instrument of Peace by Kyle Kramer on 7/25/17 7:00 AM One of my all-time favorite songs is John Michael Talbot’s version of Saint Francis’ peace... Spreading God’s Love by Melissa Overmyer on 7/24/17 7:00 AM Early in the spring, when the sun first begins to warm the Earth, the sweet smelling fir trees...   http://blog.franciscanmedia.org/

No Ain’t In Saint « by Rick Christensen

  During this week of Thanksgiving, the Saints provide us with many wonderful examples of a spiritual life. As I continue to read their history, I see there ain’t no ain’t in Saint. They were all called, some very unexpectedly and all were faithful in listening and taking action to move in accordance with God’s direction.[read [...]

St. Francis of Assisi – 4th October

St. Francis of Assisi abandoned a life of luxury for a life devoted to Christianity after reportedly hearing the voice of God, who commanded him to rebuild the Christian church and live in poverty. He is the patron saint for ecologists. Synopsis Born in Italy circa 1181, St. Francis of Assisi was renowned for drinking [...]

The Earth is the Lord’s

Creation is not some possession that we can lord over for our own pleasure; nor, even less, is it the property of only some people, the few. Creation is a gift, it is the marvelous gift that God has given us, so that we will take care of it and harness it for the benefit [...]

Growth in holiness

          MARKOVICH PHOTO ART. 2016. Free images for poets. Part One. Spring Poetry. City in Bloom. Eight pictures – MARKOVICH PHOTO ART. [ONLINE] Available at: https://photo-art.me/2016/04/14/free-images-for-poets-part-one-spring-poetry-city-in-bloom-eight-pictures/. [Accessed 19 May 2016].

Staying mindful

Whenever you do anything stupid, cruel, evil, or destructive to yourself or others, you are at that moment unconscious, and unconscious of your identity. If you were fully conscious, you would never do it. Loving people are always highly conscious people. To rely on any drug or substance is to become unconscious. -from Breathing Under [...]

Sustainable Future

Only mutual apology, healing, and forgiveness offer a sustainable future for humanity. Otherwise we are controlled by the past, individually and corporately. We all need to apologize, and we all need to forgive or this human project will surely self-destruct. No wonder that almost two-thirds of Jesus’ teaching is directly or indirectly about forgiveness. -from [...]

Song and silence

"Each thing sings and each is silent. Each thing sings, pulsating with the life G‑d gives it. And each is silent, and the silence says, “I am just a thing that is. I simply am.” The silence is also G‑d. For He is the only one that can truly say, “I am.” Based on letters [...]