Book Reviews: Jesuit Fr. Gregory Boyle spreads the Gospel notion of Jesus Christ's radical kinship; Clare of Assisi believed to be the first woman in the history of the Catholic Church to write the constitution for her order; Amy Tan says her father loved God more than he loved his family
Young Voices: In the Middle Ages, the idea of spiritual motherhood was quite popular among both women and men. St. Francis of Assisi described himself as a mother to his brothers, and Meister Eckhart wrote, "We are all meant to be mothers of God, for God always needs to be born."
Book review: In Eager to Love, Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr builds a bridge between the Christian mystical tradition and estranged seekers of every ilk.
On a recent Saturday, members of the local Franciscan Earth Corps stocked shelves and cleaned storage rooms at a food pantry. In early March, the group will screen “Triple Divide,” a documentary about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Later this spring, they'll put up bluebird boxes at a retreat center.
And once a month, they'll gather to talk about Franciscan spirituality.