I am a Franciscan Friar, a Catholic priest, a son, a brother to my sisters, an uncle and a great-uncle, and a friend. I have lived in the time of ten presidents and seven popes. And while I often fall short, I try to live the words of St. Francis of Assisi: “Therefore hold back nothing of yourselves for yourselves, so that He who gives himself totally to you may receive you totally.” In the between, when I have time and inspiration, I muse on things.

Fr. George Corrigan, OFM

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    • Bob – thanks for your readership and question. Sadly I am not able to respond to such inquiries. I am pastor of a parish with 2500 families and vibrant ministries…. and no free time. I hope you will understand. God bless

  1. Hello Father, I just delightfully found your blog via CSSF The Felician Sisters.
    I am not a Catholic Father but was once a devout Episcopalian—that was until the Episcopal Chruch took a very liberal stance with the Gospel and what they continue to “accept” as sanctioned by God (same-sex marriage and openly Gay practicing priests are just a couple of issues I find to run counter to the word of God)
    I’m probably more Catholic than anything but simply have not felt the Spirit has led me quite yet to take the full plunge.
    I read your latest offering and with you permission, I want to share it tomorrow on my own blog as i would certainly link your blog and give you all credit.
    My blog is the musings of a retired educator…so I thought your musings to be spot on!

    I look forward to reading more Father—thank you for shairng…

  2. Good afternoon, FrG, I need your knowledge about two exercises. I am a Catholic. I exercise using Yoga and Tai Chi for medical reasons. What is the Church’s rule on this? What is your opinion as well. Thank you.

  3. Father Corrigan, I have been pouring over St. Francis’s Admonitions that you have written so well about. They are inspiring! However, I am unable to locate your musing on Admonitions 24-28. Can you please help me?
    Thank you!
    With gratitude,

  4. Father Corrigan, Thank you so much for all your insights about Scripture and Franciscan spirituality. Your blog is a gem! I anxiously look forward to reading and pondering on it each day. I so appreciate all the explanations, research, and writing style. Thank you again and again!

    God bless you!

  5. I am so glad to have found your blog! I am a laywoman with a great interest in Franciscan spirituality – particularly its incarnational theology. I think this is a perspective that is needed today with the growing influence of science, medicine, and techonology (certainly not evil in themselves). St. Francis knew that the outer is not the whole of a reality. Beneath is visible sign is the invisible hand of God. I was recently introduced to Scotus’ Christology, and I thought it was in line with St. Francis’ presentation of Christ in part 5 of his Admonitions. I look forward to reading more of your posts. God Bless!

  6. Fr. Corrigan,

    I am an Anglican priest, and Rector of a parish named for St. Francis. As I prepared my homily for the feast of St. Francis tomorrow (10/4/2015), I have benefited tremendously from your blog. Many blessings to you.

    In Christ our Lord,
    Fr. Jonathan Trebilco

  7. Fr. George,

    Thank you so much for creating this blog! I read it frequently and often share it with my Franciscan friends.

    I especially love when you examine the language of the Scripture, looking at translation, etymology, and other linguistic and rhetorical factors that affect our understanding of the text. I find this so helpful in reflecting on the Gospel and approaching it with new eyes. As a writer, I find this method incredibly interesting and helpful.

    Your blog is a blessing – please keep up the good work!

    Pax et bonum,

  8. When I was Catholic and was planning for my confirmation, I chose St. Francis for my patron saint and took on the name Frances (which was also cool because it was my grandmother’s name). When we took a family trip to Italy, even though it was WAAAY out of the way, I insisted we go to Assisi. It was the highlight of the trip for me! I’m glad I found your blog. Gail at Making Life An Art

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