The Crusade of Saint Francis

September 26, 2019 Father Seán Connolly 4

Critics frame the Crusades as an act of aggression from an expansionist Christendom upon an unsuspecting and peaceful Muslim world. This view totally ignores the fact, however, that the these religious wars of the medieval […]

The Dispatch

“For the Holy Places”

April 18, 2019 Father Seán Connolly 2

From their humble beginnings in Assisi, the Franciscans quickly grew into a great religious order animated by the spirit of their founder. St. Francis’ life was marked by a dynamism unique even among the saints. […]