Memento Mori

By Br. Nathan Linton, OFM, Cap. St. Francis of Assisi saw all of creation, including death, as a means of understanding and drawing closer to God. He wrote a beautiful poem called the “Canticle of the Creatures” in which he spoke of Brother Sun and Sister Moon and of how each gives praise to God through their mere existence...

The Discernment of St. Francis

By Br. Nathan Linton, OFM, Cap. We usually hear discernment applied to vocational discernment to the priesthood, to marriage, or to the consecrated life, but that's not really the whole story...

St. Francis: A Mission Received

By Br. Nathan Linton, OFM, Cap. When St. Francis had his conversion, most people thought he was CRAZY, including his own father. However, instead of being discouraged, he persevered in trusting the Lord and in following the specific call from Jesus in his life to draw ever nearer to God in the particular way planned for him...

St. Francis: The Conversion (Pt. 2)

By Nathan Linton, OFM, Cap. So, Francis had a conversion to follow a Christian way of life, but how did he end up living this life in such a radical way that ended up with him founding the Order of the Friars Minor? Br. Nathan explains some of the events of Francis's continuing conversion...

The Not-So-Saintly Francis

By Br. Nathan Linton, OFM, Cap. Every saint has a past, but that is good news because it means that a sinner can have a future! Br. Nathan discusses St. Francis's conversion from selfishness and worldliness to life in Christ.

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