The 800th anniversary of the Nativity scene, one of the most beloved Christmas traditions, and the truth that attracts even those who know nothing of the Incarnation or the Eucharist...
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The beloved Italian saint was honored as the Rule of St. Francis and the creation of the Nativity scene in Greccio were commemorated.
Furry creatures show ‘canine compassion’ and offer aid to healing and well-being for young and old alike, at school and elsewhere.
When our relationship with a family member goes wrong, can we rise above it and still respond charitably?
‘The humble person is perceived as someone who gives up, someone defeated, someone who has nothing to say to the world. But this … represents God’s own way of acting.’ —Pope Benedict XVI
St. Francis’ meditations on the life of Christ led him to create the first-ever Nativity scene in Greccio, Italy, in 1223.
The cardinal and president of the Italian bishops’ conference recounted how St. Francis had been repulsed by the sight of lepers at first but experienced a transformation when he encountered them in person.
In a brief speech, the Pope underlined the importance of encountering the poor face to face and learning from their witness to hope at a time when those on the margins largely face indifference.
Father Massimo Fusarelli succeeds Father Michael Perry, a native of Indianapolis, who led the order since 2013.