May 8, 2021

Do to No One What You Yourself Hate

In Chapter IV of the Earlier Rule, St. Francis talks about the relationship that the Superior should have with the friars and the friars...

Doing Penance…

In the previous reflection, we mentioned prayer and fasting. Both the life of prayer and the life of fasting can be summarized in one...

The Franciscan Style of Prayer

In the Earlier Rule, St. Francis of Assisi wrote: “let all the brothers... recite (...) let all the brothers fast…” Certainly this corresponds to...

“If Anyone Comes to Our Brothers”

Thomas of Celano wrote His highest aim, foremost desire, and greatest intention was to pay heed to the Holy Gospel in all things and through...

“To Follow the Teaching and Footprints of Our Lord Jesus Christ”

These days the word "follow" seems to be in fashion, especially in youth circles, through social networks. Influencers insist on being "followed," so that...

“The Rule and Life of the Friars Is This, Namely…”

In the first chapter of the Earlier Rule, St. Francis of Assisi tells us that the foundation of this Rule is the Gospel of...

The Earlier Rule of St. Francis of Assisi

Dear Franciscans all over the world and supporters of Franciscan spirituality, you must surely be asking: why should we reflect today on such an...