The saddest story I’ve ever read

How is it possible for a person to disppear in her own home? I saw this link posted on Facebook, and once I began reading, I couldn’t stop. It was simply the most heartbreaking story I’ve ever read, and it was wonderfully written by a reporter whose compassion for his subject was almost...

Change Is Good. . .Right?

When I first heard about the changes in the Mass that are taking effect in November, I thought “What?!? What needs to be changed?!?” and I immediately went to a Web site to look up these “changes.” I also immediately decided I didn’t like them. I talked to my mom about it that same day and she...

My Godfather

A few weeks ago my godfather celebrated his 90th birthday. At 90 he still plays a solid game of golf, though last week he played only nine holes because the weather was hot and humid—in the mid-90s. He told me that he decided not to push his luck by playing all 18 holes. I was glad to learn he made that...

When an Author Visits

Authors, especially ground breaking, best-selling ones, hold a special place of honor at a book publishing company. Last Thursday, Franciscan author, teacher and poet Murray Bodo stopped by to honor and encourage St. Anthony Messenger Press.  Employees heard stories about when he wrote Francis, the Journey...

Discover God In New Ways

The Franciscan Media Production team has been busy of late working to bring you some new opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. First, we’ve seen the release of three digital audio titles suitable for download to your iPhone, Droid, iPad or preferred digital device. Mark Mossa, S.J., visited...

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