Category Archives: Franciscan

Working for Those at the Border — from Arizona and New York – Holy Name Province

This is an article I wrote last month about my friend Br. Joseph Kotula OFM and his work on the southern border of the United States with immigrants and displaced people. It’s a story that isn’t told often enough in … Continue reading

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Laudate Omnes Gentes

It’s Sunday night and we’ve just finished dinner. The sun is beginning to set in the west. It was a beautiful day despite the pandemic and fear that grips the world around us. I’m listening to Taize. If you’re not … Continue reading

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A prayer for you

This beautiful poem comes from Br. Richard Kendrick, OFM Cap. from Ireland. Lockdown Yes there is fear.Yes there is isolation.Yes there is panic buying.Yes there is sickness.Yes there is even death. But,They say that in Wuhan after so many years … Continue reading

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The new reality of the nones

“I find a tremendous yearning among Nones and the millennial generation (born between 1982 and the early 2000s) for a more just and unified world. Many of the millennial generation are wholemakers involved in greening the earth, immigration reform, peace … Continue reading

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Dynamic Energy Transforms

“Without the dynamic energy of transcendence by which consciousness rises and relationships deepen, religion grows old and weary; it becomes rote, a mechanistic repetition of old ideas. To function out of an old cosmology with old ideas of matter and … Continue reading

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A journey toward healing

Beyond PTSD: A Spiritual Journey into Wholeness and Love by Gregory J. Masiello My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a wonderfully insightful book which I read in less than a day. I simply could not put it down. … Continue reading

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Brothers and Sisters of Penance

I spent the last several days here at St. Francis University in Loretto, PA with nearly forty Secular Franciscan sisters and brothers. We learned a great deal about multiculturalism and diversity. It was a great conference in a wonderful setting. … Continue reading

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