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Joseph August Swanson

Artist John August Swanson and His Images of Francis of Assisi

By Jack Wintz, O.F.M.

Two new images of St. Francis by this California artist have recently landed in the spotlight. The artist's gift? Finding the sacred in the ordinary.

L.A.'s New Cathedral: A Tour With Cardinal Mahony

L.A.'s New Cathedral: A Tour With Cardinal Mahony

By John Bookser Feister

Cardinal Roger M. Mahony talks about his new cathedral, its Franciscan roots and the state of the Church today. With web-exclusive audio feature!

World Youth Day 2002

World Youth Day 2002: A Pilgrim's View

By Maria Kemper

Over 800,000 youth were challenged by seeing Pope John Paul II during World Youth Day events in Toronto, Ontario. I was one of them.

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Francis' Way for Laypeople: Secular Franciscans
In his own day, Francis inspired people in all walks of life. Today, he still does. By Patti Normile, S.F.O.

Kentucky Parish Adopts Ghana Project
A Habitat for Humanity project in Africa grew into a new ministry for a Kentucky parish. By Beth Dotson Brown

My Life: A Wall to Climb
A holiday in China will change their lives. By Mary Beth Leymaster Matteo

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