Stepping Beyond the Birdbath

Have you ever gone to an event and had a sense that you were watching something that would be more than that event? I had the opportunity to attend a packed seminar on Franciscan mysticism in 2012 presented by Father Richard Rohr, OFM. And my wife and I found that Father Richard was able to reveal and unpack...

My Three Beloved Worlds

Our guest blogger today is Jeremy Harrington, OFM. He coauthors the popular, free e-newsletter A Friar’s E-spirations. To subscribe, click here. Some months ago, I read My Beloved World, the memoir of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She recounts growing up in a Cuban-American family in the...

What’s Coming in St. Anthony Messenger

Take a look at what’s coming up in the September issue of St. Anthony Messenger! * An article about the upcoming film Big Stone Gap, staring Ashley Judd and Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg, based on the best-selling books by Adriana Trigiani * An interview with Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez who leads Pope...

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...

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