A Samurai Heart

Today’s guest blogger, Joe McHugh, is a spiritual director, retreat leader, teacher, and writer based in the Twin Cities. He contributes regularly to the National Catholic Reporter. His book, Startled by God: Wisdom from Unexpected Places, will be published by Franciscan Media in September 2013. He can...

The Golden Rule

“Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the law and the prophets. Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many. How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who...

Books, Books, Books!

Working in product development here at Servant Books, I’m always looking for new concepts that will strike a chord with our readers. Many of our authors have a steady stream of new ideas, and it’s both challenging and rewarding to be able to develop some of these into attractive, inspiring...

Jesus’ Brief Time in Ministry

Our guest blogger today is Father Jim Van Vurst, OFM. With Jack Wintz, OFM, he writes the twice-montly Friar Jack’s E-spirations. Jesus’ life can be divided into two parts. What is surprising is that, while he is the Son of God who came to redeem the world, he spent 90 percent of his life in the remote...

Moving beyond Decorum

One of the many things I love about St. Francis was the way he could follow the Gospel so completely and yet not judge others for their failures. He said: “I warn all the friars and exhort them not to condemn or look down on people whom they see wearing soft or gaudy clothes and enjoying luxuries in food...

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