7 Ways to Thank Mom

It would be a scary world without our mothers. Moms are proof that God loves us. Regardless of our age, our location, or our independence, there’s something unmistakably comforting about them. Franciscan Media and Servant Books offer titles that would make excellent gifts for moms who are looking for...

‘A Bruised and Dirty Church’

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. Let us go forth, then, let us go forth to offer everyone the life of Jesus Christ. Here I repeat for the entire Church what I have often said to the...

April Showers

April showers are yielding to May flowers, right? During the past month, I’ve been watching two flowering trees in my backyard very closely. Two years ago I picked up a Dogwood tree and a Redbud tree from Lowe’s, with dreams of having clarions of spring out my back window. That’s the way...

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...

Cinderella: More Than Just a Night At The Movies!

Our guest blogger today is Jennessa Terraccino, national speaker and author of The Princess Guide: Faith Lessons from Snow White, Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty (Servant). It’s time for a girl’s night out! Don’t forget your glass slippers. Your “Once upon a night” begins with tickets to the new...

God so Loved the World

“Wednesday of the second week of Easter.” That’s the rather bland description the Roman Catholic Church uses to designate weekdays during the run-up to Pentecost. Yet, these 50 post-Easter days are intended to be spiritual enrichment that produces a deeper sense of God’s mercy. During this Easter...

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