Thanksgiving Day

“What are you thankful for?” That question triggers reflection on this national holiday. I allow events of the past to run through my mind and I invite you to do the same. I remember as a child making and coloring turkeys in art classes, doing a play for the PTA with costumes of Pilgrims and Native...

Traveling in Good Company with Joan Chittister

Our guest blogger today is Sharon Cross. Employed at Franciscan Media since 1997, Sharon’s current role as a project manager with the Emerging Media team alternates between producing audio books, managing the Catholic Greetings e-card website, and overseeing Franciscan Media’s online and over-the-air...

Who Is Your ‘Spiritual Sister’?

Who is your “soul sister,” that holy woman or saint you so admire? As Catholics, we are blessed with a superabundance of role models for faith and friendship, but saints and biblical heroes are much more than just models to imitate. The Church urges us to engage in living friendships with the saints in...

Meet the Author: Lisa Mladinich!

Introducing our first “Meet the Author” event! Each series is a week of engaging, interactive features to help you get to know our bestselling authors. For this inaugural event, we have Lisa Mladinich, author of True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life! Events this week will...

Saints Simon and Jude October 28

The Apostles Simon and Jude Today the Church celebrates the feast of Saints Simon and Jude. Today’s Gospel reading comes from the Gospel according to Luke (6:12-16). Luke narrates that Jesus spent the night in prayer before he made the choice of his closest circle of disciples, the twelve apostles. Because...

The View from Mt. Nebo

Franciscan Father Fergus Clarke greets our small group at his community’s residence on Mt. Nebo, a site sacred to three major religions and more than half the earth’s population. He’s dressed in his brown robe, some shockingly cool-looking sunglasses, and a radiant smile. “Welcome to Mt. Nebo,” he...

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