Time for Some Peace and Quiet

Once again, Christmas has come and gone. If your yuletide has been filled with lots of hustle and bustle, you are probably ready for some quiet time. In short, you may be longing for a little time of silence and reflection—in other words, for contemplative prayer.  Some Forms of Silent Prayer  What you...

Stories of Jesus

I have said it before, and I will say it again: I love to read a good book. I especially like books that are entertaining and thought provoking. I just finished reading a new Franciscan Media book titled Stories of Jesus, 40 Days of Prayer and Reflection by Joseph F. Girzone. Although Stories of Jesus is...

Christmas Every Day

There’s so much hype and hurry as we prepare to celebrate Christmas, yet I’ve already seen a Christmas tree out on the curb. It’s as if taking down the tree and putting away the decorations can’t be done quickly enough for some people. This Christmas season (yes, we celebrate the...

An Act of True Love

Today’s guest blogger is Nick Luken, a second-year student at The Ohio State University, majoring in English and minoring in professional writing. Nick graduated from Roger Bacon, a Franciscan high school in Cincinnati, in 2012. “Love” is a word that gets meaninglessly tossed around a lot these...

Merry Christmas!

Today, as we celebrate the birth of Christ, I wish all a very blessed day. For those surrounded by loved ones, soak in the love of family and friends. But let us also remember those who face the holidays alone or with sadness. May we be a light to them in a time of darkness. I hope you have a wonderful day...

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