30th September 2016
Francis of Assisi: a channel of mercy
Brian Purfield offers the saint by whom Pope Francis has been so inspired as a model of mercy. What does St Francis of Assisi’s account of his own life tell us about his spirituality?
30th April 2013
‘Because you give me hope’
Why has Pope Francis chosen to adopt the model of leadership that is already beginning to characterise his papacy? James Hanvey SJ identifies three particular aspects of the Franciscan and Ignatian traditions that seem to be informing the new Pope’s vision of mission.
15th April 2013
Francis of Assisi: A gospel way of life
Brian Purfield explores Francis of Assisi's unique way of witnessing to the gospel and embracing its challenges.
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