When Jesus said: “Come, follow me,” that call was issued to people living in a certain culture at a certain period of time. In his part of the Imperial world, “taking up the cross” meant witnessing to a way of life that was set apart from entrenched religion and ever-expanding Empire. Michael’s approach to biblical-based spirituality tries to make the scriptures “come alive” in a way that invites contemporary disciples to ground their lives in the Word of God.
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"The Priesthood of the Faithful" Talk at Good Friday Club, Akron, Ohio Sept. 7, 2012 Here
"Science and Spirituality in the 21st Century: Can They Meet?" Maryknoll, March 27, 2011 Here
“Francis of Assisi’s Strategic Insight about Powerin a World of Greed and Lust:
A Model [of Asceticism] for Every Age” Here
In Daria Mitchell, OSF, Greed, Lust and Power: Franciscvan Strategies for Building a More Just World (st. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2011), 23-44
The Best Way to fill the Hole in Your Heart is with Compassion
Posted with permission of Fran Salone-Pelletier, A Second Look, January 6, 2011 Here
Francis' Approach to Cosmic House Repair
Click here to view an excerpt of Michael Crosby's talk on "Francis' Approach to Cosmic House Repair."
Michael Crosby gave a retreat in 2009 on Franciscan Themes to the Conventual Franciscan friars of Our Lady of Consolation Province. He later gave summaries of his themes which were then enhanced with a Prayer Service. Click here
How to be a Modern-Day Peacemaker
Posted with permission of Religion Teacher's Journal. To subscribe, please visit religionteachersjournal.com or call 1.800.321.0411
The Paradox of Power: From Control to Compassion
For reasons of space, three chapters were omitted from the book (on War, Hate and Indifference) as well as an Index of the book itself. The chapters and index follows.
Is There A "Franciscan" Approach to Retreat? (PDF)
Used with permission from Church magazine
An exchange between Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R. and Mike Crosby
"Blessed Are Those Who Mourn, They Will Be Comforted."
Michael Crosby gave a talk at Word and Life in Santa Barbara, CA February 16, 2006. Word and Life is a study/reflection group of nearly 100 people. They have undertaken a chapter by chapter study of Mike's newly-revised SPIRITUALITY OF THE BEATITUDES: MATTHEW'S VISION FOR THE CHURCH IN AN UNJUST WORLD. Mike gave a lecture on the chapter.
Coming to "Terms" about Violence
Violence in Our Communities
The Spirituality of Non-Violence
Distrust, Trust, and the Future of Religious Community
A Catholicism Worthy of the Future: Developing a Spirituality of Exile
"Learning a Way of Peace from St. Francis on His Feastday
Elephants in the Living Room talk: