Her Goodness Lights Up the Darkness

Her Goodness Lights Up the Darkness

Cheerful and dependable, Marie is out and about before dawn. 19 MAR, 2018 BY ED GURA, OFM On a dark, windy and cold fall morning I was startled by the voice of a woman calling out to me as I was making my way down Washington Boulevard toward St. Aloysius Church to...
Franciscan Joy: A Love Affair With Words

Franciscan Joy: A Love Affair With Words

Fr. Murray Bodo writing in Assisi 5 MAR, 2018 I’ve made a life of words. Making up words, delighting in words: their sound, their meaning, their beauty. “Belly button,” for example. As a baby boy, I loved that sound. It made me laugh. It taught me to point...
A Glimpse of Life in Poverty

A Glimpse of Life in Poverty

They learned what it was like to live in poverty, says Fr. Cliff Hennings (top row center) 5 MAR, 2018 BY CLIFFORD HENNINGS, OFM Lent is a wonderful time to get our house in order, to ask more of ourselves, our communities and our relationship with God. It’s our time...