A Mission Reborn


A Mission Reborn

A team of Franciscans transformed a former parish and school in one of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods into a thriving mission.

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Joseph Grant: Preaching without Words

Author Joseph Grant talks about language, faith and the big woolly dog.

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Joseph Grant on Parenting

Unless you become like one of these, you'll never quite get faith.

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Paradox: Find Deeper Meaning

Author Joseph Grant talks about the Paradox and finding deeper meaning

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Lessons Learned From a Missionary

Author Joseph Grant talks about his Missionary experience.

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Engaged Presence

Author Joseph Grant on untangling the paradox of engaged presence.

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St. Francis of Assisi


Saint Francis, Poet

The spirituality of Saint Francis is not so much about the heroic deed as it is about the heroic love with which even the smallest deed is done.

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