St. Francisco: The Boy Who Died Smiling

by Barb Ernster – The holiness of St. Francisco is hidden in the stories of Fatima. Putting it together, one sees Francisco’s advancement in the spiritual life during his time on earth, primarily in his devotion to the “Hidden Jesus.” Francisco died the morning of April 4, 1919, after a six-month battle with the Spanish […]

Lent with St. Franciso: Blessed are the poor in spirit

During this Lenten series, we will focus on the Beatitudes, especially those that were demonstrated in the life and virtue of St. Francisco. You can listen to the reflection in our video blog or read it below. Beatitudes are an expression of extreme blessedness.  In the first beatitude, Jesus proclaimed, “Blessed are the poor in […]

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