Franciscan Thought – Reverence

Click here for Pensamiento Franciscano – Reverencia, a copy of this article in Spanish. Reverence is an aspect of adoration. It is recognizing and honoring God and his word with adoring awe, fear and respect.   How we conduct ourselves speaks of our reverence and our relationship with God.  Franciscan spirituality manifests a profound reverence for […]

Franciscan Thought – Compassion

Click here for Pensamiento Franciscano – Compasión, the Spanish language version of this article. On October 3rd, 1226 at the age of 44, Francis lay dying in the humble Portiuncula, the first church of the Franciscan order. He not only was in the loving presence of his brother friars; at this time of his ‘Transitus,’ […]

Franciscan Thought – Death

Click here for Pensamiento Franciscano – la Muerte, the Spanish language version of this article. Death is something that many of us have a difficult time even thinking about.   As our loved ones get older, we come face to face with sickness or tragedies occur. The thought of having to face death head on is […]