Michael Crosby

Biblical Discipleship

Biblical DiscipleshipWhen 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.

Click here for a video message on Spirituality from Michael Crosby.

Saint Francis as Mystic - Source: Franciscan Connections: The Cord - A Spiritual Review, 66.1 (March, 2016), 6-7.

January 30, 2016
Leopold Mandiæ: Jubilee Year Saint of Mercy and Reconciliation, Personal and Ecclesiastical

Michael Crosby interview November 2014
Mike is part of the core faculty at the School of Applied Theology, a sabbatical program at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. While teaching in November he was interviewed with its Executive Direct on three topics: 1) the value of the SAT; 2) his Summer 2015 course at the SAT on Mysticism and 3) his thoughts about Pope Francis.View video

National Catholic Reporter, June 9, 2014
Evolutionary consciousness points to a Trinitarian cosmic order

National Catholic Reporter, April 20, 2014
Reclaiming the mystical interpretation of the Resurrection

Michael Crosby Thoughts on Biblical Criticism

Growing into the Cosmic Christ
A retreat at Wisdom House Retreat & Conference Center in Litchfield, CT,
August 9-16, 2013

Mike CrosbySDI Learns From Rev Michael H Crosby, OFMCap and Linda Douty

"The Priesthood of the Faithful" Talk at Good Friday Club, Akron, Ohio Sept. 7, 2012 Here

"Why the Higgs Boson Matters" Yale University, September 28, 2012 Here
Video Clips of Yale Presentation
Podcast of Presentation

"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."

Franciscan Themes

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
Download article

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.

Download Index
Download Chapter 8a
Download Chapter 8b
Download Chapter 8c

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

Download (PDF)
Download (PDF)
Download (PDF)

"Blessed Are Those Who Mourn, They Will Be Comforted."

Download audio Part 1(MP3)
Download audio Part 2 (MP3)

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.


Download (PDF)

"Social Justice"

Download (PDF)

Coming to "Terms" about Violence

Download (PDF)

Violence in Our Communities

Download (PDF)

The Spirituality of Non-Violence

Download (PDF)

Distrust, Trust, and the Future of Religious Community

Download (PDF)

A Catholicism Worthy of the Future: Developing a Spirituality of Exile

Download (PDF)

"Learning a Way of Peace from St. Francis on His Feastday

Download (PDF)

Elephants in the Living Room talk:

"Proclaiming the Gospel in a Tanking Economy"