To celebrate interfaith friendship and St. Francis’ history with Islam, last summer we featured a special series on Ramadan. As our Muslim brothers and sisters once again celebrate this holy time, we encourage you to learn more about it through these posts.

As a Franciscan priest and scholar of Arab and Islamic Studies, guest blogger Fr. Michael Calabria, OFM, does a good job of explaining some Ramadan traditions and paralleling them to the Catholic seasons of preparation.

You can check out the entire series, or choose from the individual posts:

Ramadan Mubarak, our friends!