The Gift of Joy

Our blog today is an excerpt from Franciscan Media’s new book The Spirit of Saint Francis: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis, edited by Alicia von Stamwitz. Read the Gospel. Read the Gospel. We have spoken about it, do you remember? To read a passage of the Gospel every day; and to carry a little...

You Are What You Eat

Our guest blogger today is Mark Hart, Executive Vice-President of LIFE TEEN International and author of The Bible Geek: Answers to Questions from Catholic Teens (Servant). Is Jesus truly present in the Eucharist? Jesus is coming to your Church this Sunday, in the flesh (just like every Sunday). He’s not...

The Need for Ritual

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. As a Catholic, rituals have always played an important role in my life....

Fitting Fashion

Our guest blogger today is Jennessa Terraccino, national speaker and author of The Princess Guide: Faith Lessons from Snow White, Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty (Servant). As a kid, I hated clothes. On birthdays, if I thought I was getting an article of clothing, I’d push the box aside and open it last....

If You Want to Do Something Truly Countercultural

Like most big families, the Catholic Church has its share of sibling rivalry. There was some good-natured ribbing when the first Jesuit pope (Francis) took the name of the founder of the Franciscan order. In my hometown, parishes compete for market share in their Church festivals and Friday fish fries. And...

Faith Like a Butterfly

Our guest blogger is Teresa Tomeo, syndicated talk show host, motivational speaker, and author of Walk Softly and Carry a Great Bag: On-the-Go Devotions from Servant Books. Each year in suburban Detroit, there is a wonderful fashion show entitled “Women Helping Women.” It is put on by the Christian...

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