Emerging Media

Franciscan Media has been buzzing lately about emerging media. Simplifying the phrase, emerging media is any form of new media that seems to be gaining momentum in regards to use by persons, organizations and industry. One example would be digital downloads of audiobooks. While audiobooks are not new, the...

At Home with Francis

I have been privileged to work many long years at Franciscan Media. Few of us get the chance to do work we love while providing for our families—fewer still have life-altering, world-changing work. Of course, as with any workplace, there are inconveniences. A jammed copier, too many meetings, an abundance...

Jerusalem’s ‘Via Crucis’

Every Friday afternoon at 3 p.m., several Friars Minor and many pilgrims assemble in the courtyard of a Muslim school in Jerusalem’s Old City to begin the Stations of the Cross. That school is built on the probable site of the Fortress Antonia, where Pontius Pilate condemned Jesus to death, and near the...

The Power of Gratitude

Some days things just seem to be out of sync — disappointing news, difficulties with family or colleagues, feelings of sluggishness or exhaustion. Sometimes there’s a stretch of days like this. My week started out this way, and I soon had a little litany of misery, small and not-so-small...

Prayer Warrior

On August 27 we celebrate the feast day of St. Monica. I can identify with her because she’s a mom who obviously cared about the eternal souls of those people around her whom she loved. She spent her entire life praying for others and it paid off. I mean, it doesn’t get much better than knowing that your...

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