A World of Illiteracy

What God writes in the skies, the oceans, the wind, and the rain provides a glimpse of his purpose for our lives, rooted in his incomparably generous love. Since we are made in his image, this love gives meaning to our lives, so it makes sense to be on the lookout for signs of his presence in the world...

Follow in the Footprints of Jesus

The very first phrase in the Franciscan Rule reads, “The Rule and life of the Friars Minor is this, namely, to observe the holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Discover Christ in the Gospels and all of Scripture and in a prayerful way get deeper and deeper into his mind and heart, and then you...

Winter Finally Arrived

Here in Cincinnati, Ohio, the weather has turned colder. Winter finally arrived. Until last week it appeared that we might have a very mild winter. We had little snow, only flurries, and a couple days when rain turned to sleet and then a bit of snow. But nothing really serious, until the arrival of cold...

When Silence is Music

Today’s blog is by Diane Houdek and is taken from her book The Joy of Advent: Daily Reflections from Pope Francis. A Word from Pope Francis How does the Lord speak to us? Perhaps it might seem strange to hear the great God say: “I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you,...

A Reflection of Psalm 139

Psalm 139:13-14 You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb. I praise you, so wonderfully you made me; wonderful are your works! When I was pregnant with my children, I used to spend endless hours wondering whether they would look more like me or my husband or what characteristics of...

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...

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