Slideshow from The Shrine of Christ’s Passion

A few weeks ago, as the restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic were at their height, I was feeling the need to get out of the house. At the same time, I was also feeling the need to spend some quality time in solitude, contemplation and prayer. I went on line and checked out theContinue reading “Slideshow from The Shrine of Christ’s Passion”

Free Resource for May Crowning

Just received this in my email yesterday from my good friend and fraternity sister Patricia who works for the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. It is a free resource meant to facilitate the celebration of a May Crowning in the home. Thought it might be something that many FranciscansContinue reading “Free Resource for May Crowning”

Interacting in Community Despite the Pandemic

“Peace and Joy to all my brothers and sisters in Francis and Clare: This Saturday will make the second fraternity meeting that we will not have been together. I miss you all and our common joy and hugs and laughter.  I was thinking that now would be a good time to reflect on this year’s Lent.Continue reading “Interacting in Community Despite the Pandemic”

Opportunity in Hardship: The Example of St. Francis

At this stage, several weeks into the pandemic with who knows how many weeks yet to go, I find myself easily distracted.  Despite my pensiveness, I can’t help but feel this time is full of opportunity.  The practical secular in me thinks I should use this time to catch up on worldly things.  But theContinue reading “Opportunity in Hardship: The Example of St. Francis”