LIVING IN “WHAT YOU NEED” Matthew 19:16-22 Now someone approached him and said, “Teacher, what good must Ido to gain eternal life?”* He answered ...
ARE YOU SAVING YOUR SOUL? John 21:20-25 Peter turned and saw the disciple following whom Jesus loved, the onewho had also reclined upon his chest ...
BEING AN THE “EXPERT” ON THE EUCHARIST 1 Corinthians 11:17-29 In giving this instruction, I do not praise the fact that your meetings are ...
WHAT I WANT John 20:19-23 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked,where the disciples were, for fear of the ...

SHAPING THE FRANCISCAN FOOTPRINT – September 28 – October 5 2022

(a pdf copy of this article is attached for printing) Five Important Spiritual Thoughts from the Liturgy of the Word …and follow up for the Secular Franciscan September 28 – October 5   1 — “Here is a true child of Israel. There is no duplicity in him.” (Jn 1:47)** …No duplicity means that Nathanael…

SHAPING THE FRANCISCAN FOOTPRINT – September 22 – September 28 2022

(pdf attachment for printing) Five Important Spiritual Thoughts from the Liturgy of the Word …and follow up for the Secular Franciscan September 22 – September 28   1 — He kept trying to see him. (Lk 9:9)** …Do I keep “how Jesus would think, act and say” as the guide to my life?    …

SHAPING THE FRANCISCAN FOOTPRINT – September 15 – September 21 2022

(PDF article attached for printing)   Five Important Spiritual Thoughts from the Liturgy of the Word …and follow up for the Secular Franciscan September 15 – September 21     1 — “Woman, behold your Son.” (John 19:26)** …Am I truly following “Mary’s prime directive” to study carefully the attitude of Jesus and adopt it…

SHAPING THE FRANCISCAN FOOTPRINT – September 8 -September 14 2022

(attachment for printing in pdf format)   Five Important Spiritual Thoughts from the Liturgy of the Word …and follow up for the Secular Franciscan September 8 – September 14   1 — “And they shall name him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.” (Mt 1:23)** Extended meditation: Limiting myself to just the 2000’s, the…

SHAPING THE FRANCISCAN FOOTPRINT – August 31 – September 7 2022

(pdf copy of this article is attached) Five Important Spiritual Thoughts from the Liturgy of the Word …and follow up for the Secular Franciscan August 31 – September 7     1 — “Do not be afraid.” (Lk 5:10)** As I go about my life, have I truly placed my trust in the Lord?  …

SHAPING THE FRANCISCAN FOOTPRINT – August 17 – August 24 2022

  (Article attached for printout in pdf format) Five Important Spiritual Thoughts from the Liturgy of the Word …and follow up for the Secular Franciscan August 17 – August 24     1 — “You shall be my people, and I will be your God.” (Ezekiel 36:28) …As I study my life yesterday, is it…

SHAPING THE FRANCISCAN FOOTPRINT – August 10 – August 17 2022

Five Important Spiritual Thoughts from the Liturgy of the Word …and follow up for the Secular Franciscan August 10 – August 17     1 — “So will my heavenly Father do to you [handed over to torturers], unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.” (Mt 18:35)**   Extended meditation As Franciscans…

SHAPING THE FRANCISCAN FOOTPRINT – August 4 – August 10 2022

  (Article attached for printout in pdf format) Five Important Spiritual Thoughts from the Liturgy of the Word …and follow up for the Secular Franciscan August 4 – August 10     1 – “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” (Mt 16:13)** …Is Jesus the pattern and measure for everything we…

SHAPING THE FRANCISCAN FOOTPRINT – July 28 – August 3 2022

(Article attached for printout in pdf format) Five Important Spiritual Thoughts from the Liturgy of the Word …and follow up for the Secular Franciscan July 28 – August 3     1 – “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, house of Israel.” (Jeremiah 18:6) …Do I honestly…

SHAPING THE FRANCISCAN FOOTPRINT – July 21- July 27 2022

(Article attached for printout in pdf format) Five Important Spiritual Thoughts from the Liturgy of the Word …and follow up for the Secular Franciscan July 21-27   1 – They have dug themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that hold no water. (Jeremiah 2:13) …We tend to dig broken cisterns that hold no water, that is, we…

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