Remembering the Greatest Saint

When you look at the life of St. Francis, there is hardly anything remarkable to behold. In almost every way, he was an ordinary man. Compared to other saints, I cannot think of a single superlative that we… Read More

The World Needs a Franciscan Renewal

The world is in a tough place. Maybe we should look to an 800 year old movement for answers.

St. Francis Did NOT Say That! And That’s (Sometimes) Okay

Quotes. They’re a powerful literary and rhetorical device that bring meaning to what we’re saying, strengthen our argument, and legitimize our ideas, showing that someone of significance had the same feeling about something that we have. Or they’re… Read More

What. A. Summer.

This is one summer I will never forget

Discernment Never Ends

Even if we know where we’re going, there’s still discernment on how to get there

Manner of Working

    When many people think of St. Francis, there are two things that generally come to mind: preaching to the animals and praying (if you do quick Google image search, these are basically the only things that will… Read More

The Franciscan Humility Challenge

How can we prepare for Christmas in the spirit of St. Francis?

Finding Some Quiet

After a long semester of school, ministry, and fraternal gatherings, it was time for some reflection, some peace, and most of all, some quiet. Do you ever stop to think about how much noise is in our lives?… Read More

A Missed Opportunity

After a particularly heady reflection on the Trinity in the spirituality of St. Bonaventure, I thought that I’d bring it back down to earth with St. Francis in this post. In contrast to Bonaventure’s inward journey, that of the… Read More

Canonical Visitation

Every three years, dating back to St. Francis himself, the Franciscans gather together in what is called a Chapter. A combination of business and fraternity, a Chapter is a time for the brothers to take a break from… Read More

Formation Rolls On

As St. Francis reminds St. Anthony, sacred theology is a great thing to learn, as long as it does not “extinguish the Spirit of prayer and devotion.” Bonaventure and Aquinas, are great men to read, but we must… Read More

Out of the Birdbath, Into the World

In honor the the Feast of St. Francis, Franciscan Earth Corps, in collaboration with St. Camillus Church Young Adults and the Franciscan Friars, is hosting an event tomorrow about applying Franciscan spirituality to the ecological crisis. Along with… Read More