Psalm 36: Sin Speaks to the Sinner

Today’s guest blogger is Jim Van Vurst, OFM, who is the assistant for the Poor Clare Nuns in the Midwest and is a contributor to Franciscan Media’s FREE e-newsletter A Friar’s E-spirations. The Book of Psalms was composed many centuries before Jesus’ time. The psalms are beautiful prayers that...

On First Name Terms with God

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. I find it strange that my friends and colleagues have begun to call me by my...

Winter Is the Time to Savor

Our guest blogger today, Mary Fishman, is the producer-director of the documentary Band of Sisters, her first film. Prior to becoming a filmmaker, Mary was an architect and urban planner. Born in Chicago, she was taught by Springfield Dominicans in elementary school and the Sisters of Mercy in high school....

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...

Jesus and the Moth

Our guest blogger today is Jim Van Vurst, OFM, at contributor to A Friar’s E-spirations. Learn more about this FREE e-newsletter here. Chapters 5, 6, and 7 of Matthew’s Gospel contain Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. These chapters contain about 101 verses and are considered a basic summary of Jesus’...

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