From our rule

Our Holy Father Francis also laid upon us the burden of pacifism, instructing Brothers and Sisters of Penance never to “take up lethal arms against anyone or carry them with themselves.” Our pacifism is not to be confused with passivity. Our pacifist position is a positive, compelling response to discord and stridency.

Saint of the day

    Western Christians who are working for greater dialogue with Orthodox Christians may be reaping the fruits of Father Leopold’s prayers. A native of Croatia, Leopold joined the Capuchin Franciscans and was ordained several years later in spite of several health problems. He could not speak loudly enough to preach publicly. For many ...