It is realistic to hope that economies and markets can be subordinated to the higher goals of civic friendship and justice because experience reveals love as the telos of human existence.
We apparently allow Jesus a range of emotions, but that range becomes sharply reduced for our favorite saints, especially Francis of Assisi.
In this short interview, the new Franciscan leader says staying connected with people is a priority.
A study of three hundred years of medieval Franciscan history convincingly demonstrates how martyrdom functioned as a central tenet of Franciscan identity.
Bonaventure employs images throughout his works, especially those of spiritual theology. To glance over these images is to miss much of what he is telling us.