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Written by: Rev. Linda M. Rhinehart Neas | Posted on: | Category:
Starry Night

"Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it."
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Written by: Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb | Posted on: | Category:

Hamsas

I love and collect Hamsas, the Jewish symbol of the Hand of God signifying protection. Over the decades, I discovered it to be a symbol that is interfaith in nature.

The Hand of Protection known as the Hamsa in Judaism is known as the Hand of Fatima in Islam. In Buddhism it is the Hand of Dharma.

The image first appeared in ancient Carthage (present-day Tunisia) and Mesopotamia ...

Written by: Dr. Dileepkumar Thankappan, known to all as Guruji | Posted on: | Category:

Guruji Speaking at United Nations Delegation

Yoga is the most popular physical, mental and spiritual practice in the 21st century. It originated from the Vedic tradition in South India which has a rich multitude of spiritual-faith cultures and traditions. Our great yogis and sages transmitted their own yogic experiences to us which contain an unlimited knowledge of the universe.

During my early childhood ...

Written by: Rev. Br. Mark D'Alessio, Franciscan Friar | Posted on: | Category:

St. Francis of Assisi

On October 4th, Franciscans commemorate the Feast Day of Francis of Assisi (b. 1181 - d. 1226) • Who was St. Francis?

Well, there’s as much art as science to the telling of his story. There are the historical facts, written by Francis himself and those living in his own time, which can cut through the later myths and myopia of legend. There are also those myths and “documented” ...

Written by: Rt. Rev. Br. Mark Gregory D’Alessio | Posted on: | Category:

Arch Angel Michael

September 29th is the Feast Day of St. Michael the Archangel and Franciscans worldwide are reminded of the passionate devotion St. Francis had to this heavenly protector of humankind.

The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition describes it this way: "Like many medieval Christians, Francis was deeply aware how our journey of faith was a perilous one, with temptations that threatened ...

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