Swimming: A Spiritual Workout

Today’s guest blogger is Tom Shumate.  He is the chief operating officer at Franciscan Media.  Tom and his wife, Carolyn, have six children and they live near Hamilton, Ohio. A number of years ago I started swimming as a means of exercise. In the beginning, during my swimming, I focused my mind on...

When It Can’t Be About Us

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 October 2013. He can be...

Living in Active Voice

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 October 2013. He can be...

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...

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...

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