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...

The Mysterious Workings of Grace

Our guest blogger today is Jim Van Vurst, OFM. He is coauthor of Franciscan Media’s FREE e-newsletter A Friar E-spirations. To subscribe, click here. When speaking of the word grace, it is important to clarify what grace really is. Grace is not something that we get from God. Grace is actually God...

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...

The Power of Gratitude

Some days things just seem to be out of sync — disappointing news, difficulties with family or colleagues, feelings of sluggishness or exhaustion. Sometimes there’s a stretch of days like this. My week started out this way, and I soon had a little litany of misery, small and not-so-small...

The Beauty of Silence

Last night as I laid in the yard looking up at the night sky, I saw a shooting star streak straight over head.  Its not the first time I have seen one, in fact the reason I went outside to begin with was to look at them.  It is that time of the year again for the annual return of the Perseids meteor...

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