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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  1. 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.

  2. 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,

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. 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,

  7. 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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