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Inner Authority

Franciscan Spirituality: Week 2 Inner Authority Friday, June 16, 2017 Might the authority of those who suffer bring the diverse cultural and social worlds together? —Johann Baptist Metz [1] This profound question about suffering from a modern German theologian succinctly and precisely expresses the religious breakthrough that Christ has offered humanity. It is also foundational… Continue Reading Inner Authority

The Primacy of Love

Franciscan Spirituality: Week 2 The Primacy of Love Tuesday, June 13, 2017 I like how my long-time friend and fellow Franciscan, John Quigley, summarizes Franciscan spirituality. He writes: It is not easy to put into a capsule the spirit and gifts of Franciscan thinking. Its hallmarks are simplicity, reverence, fraternity, ecumenism, ecology, interdependence, and dialogue.… Continue Reading The Primacy of Love

Voluntary Poverty

Franciscan Spirituality: Week 1 Voluntary Poverty Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Francis was born in 1181 in Assisi, Italy. Europe and the Muslim world had already endured two crusades. The third crusade began when Francis was a boy, and the fourth when he was twenty-one. In short, the world was obsessed with war, fear, and security.… Continue Reading Voluntary Poverty

Rule of the Gospel

Franciscan Spirituality: Week 1 Rule of the Gospel Tuesday, June 6, 2017 In the beginning of the Franciscan Rule, Saint Francis says, “The Rule and the life of the Friars Minor is to simply live the Gospel.” [1] In fact, the first Rule that he started writing around 1209 is simply a collection of quotes… Continue Reading Rule of the Gospel

Depth and Breadth

Franciscan Spirituality: Week 1 Depth and Breadth Sunday, June 4, 2017 One reason so many people have lost heart today is that we feel both confused and powerless. The forces against us are overwhelming: consumerism, racism, militarism, individualism, patriarchy, the corporate juggernaut. These “powers and principalities” seem to be fully in control. We feel helpless… Continue Reading Depth and Breadth

A Point of Nothingness

True Self/False Self: Week 1 A Point of Nothingness Friday, August 5, 2016 Today we continue with Thomas Merton’s description of the True Self as written following his “conversion” at Fourth and Walnut. It is so inspired, I want to quote it at length: At the center of our being is a point of nothingness… Continue Reading A Point of Nothingness

Rediscovering the Gospel Message

Spirituality of Imperfection: Week 1 Rediscovering the Gospel Message Monday, July 18, 2016 The spirituality of imperfection is, quite simply, the Gospel. However, in the fourth century, Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire. From that time on, the spirituality of imperfection—Jesus’ liberating message—became a subtext, a minority position. Once you align with imperial… Continue Reading Rediscovering the Gospel Message

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