The God We Recognize

Our guest blogger today is Father Jim Van Vurst, OFM. With Jack Wintz, OFM, he writes the twice-montly Friar Jack’s E-spirations. Every once in a while (quite often, actually) there is a single word used in the Gospel that helps us understand our lives. One such word occurs in Mark’s Gospel...

Summertime: Convention Time

In a few weeks some of us will be heading to Somerset, New Jersey, for the Catholic Marketing Network convention (August 6-9). It’s always a full few days of networking, learning, and celebrating the wonderful world of Catholic books and gifts. This year, two of our Servant authors will be signing...

Cassocks and Coffee

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...

Where the Wild Things Are

A story from the early legends of St. Francis tells of him having such care for all God’s creatures that he would stop to put earthworms back in the dirt when they strayed onto the roads after a rain. I’ve been doing this a lot during our rainy summer. Then a few days ago I was driving to a...

Scapular, Medal or Cross: What Are You Wearing Today?

New fromServant Books Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, who introduced the tradition of wearing a scapular. Last week, Servant Books published a new book on the wearing of the Miraculous Medal. My son rarely takes off a Confirmation cross given to him this past March. And I wear a simple,...

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