Franciscan Renewal Center

It all begins

“It all begins.” ~ These were the scripted words of a Jewish scribe in the film “Jesus of Nazareth” as he observed the structural damage done to the temple in Jerusalem after the crucifixion and having heard the news… Read More

Daily Prayer Break: Saturday, March 28, 2015

We invite you to take 3 minutes in prayer with us. Pause, Read, Reflect…  Pause: Take a moment to center yourself. Focus on your breath. As you breathe, call to mind the challenges of the past week —… Read More

Daily Prayer Break: Friday, March 27, 2015

We invite you to take 3 minutes in prayer with us. Pause, Read, Reflect…  Pause: Take a moment to center yourself. Focus on your breath. As you breathe in, recount one by one the good things of the… Read More

Books and mostly blessings at the Casa

  Over the last three decades, the Casa has been my sacred place. As a young adult in the early 80s, I loved Fr Alonso’s delightful homilies that ensured us of God’s crazy love for us. He modeled… Read More

Daily Prayer Break: Thursday, March 26, 2015

We invite you to take 3 minutes in prayer with us. Pause, Read, Reflect…  Pause: Take a moment to center yourself. Focus on your breath. As you breathe in, invite God in — His love, His goodness and… Read More

Daily Prayer Break: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (The Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord)

We invite you to take 3 minutes in prayer with us. Pause, Read, Reflect…  Pause: Take a moment to center yourself. Focus on your breath. As you breathe in, repeat the prayer, “Jesus I trust in You.” Allow… Read More

Daily Prayer Break: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

We invite you to take 3 minutes in prayer with us. Pause, Read, Reflect…  Pause: Take a moment to center yourself. Focus on your breath. As you breathe in, invite God in — His love, His goodness —… Read More

The Immensity of the Love of Jesus

As Catholics, I think we get so caught up in the acts of repentance that we forget why we do it, which is out of response to God’s love for us. Most people in a relationship want to… Read More

Daily Prayer Break: Monday, March 23, 2015

We invite you to take 3 minutes in prayer with us. Pause, Read, Reflect…  Pause: Take a moment to center yourself. Focus on your breath. As you breathe in, invite God in — His love, His goodness and… Read More

Simple Thoughts: 5th Sunday of Lent

Oftentimes our human experience and condition can get in the way of us seeing a deeper reality. This roadblock can be especially present when we are dealing with death. Grief and loss are feelings natural to the human… Read More

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