#FriarFriday – On the Move

#FriarFriday – On the Move

If you are a regular reader of the #FriarFriday posts, you know that there is a quartet of friars who take turns writing these short articles about Franciscan life. What you may not know is that three of these friar-authors—Jim, Michael, and Tom—all are on the move...
#FriarFriday – The Year of Three Chapters

#FriarFriday – The Year of Three Chapters

In his Rule of Life, approved by the pope in 1223, St. Francis of Assisi instructs those who are “ministers and custodians” of the friars “to assemble in whatever place the general minister may have designated. Let them do this once in every three years, or at other...
#FriarFriday – Franciscan Witness

#FriarFriday – Franciscan Witness

Have you ever been visited by representatives of a particular religion or Church, going door to door to evangelize? While most of us probably have answered the doorbell to such evangelizers, I suspect the reverse is not true. Rarely do Catholics engage in such...
#FriarFriday – A Franciscan Holy Week

#FriarFriday – A Franciscan Holy Week

During Holy Week, whenever I walked through the sacristy at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, DC, I found myself surrounded by liturgical chaos! Our sacristy is actually more like a hallway with closets, and during those days it was crammed with...

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