#FriarFriday – Reconsidering the Habit

#FriarFriday – Reconsidering the Habit

The distinctive external symbol of Franciscans friars is the iconic brown habit – the tunic, hood and white cord with three knots. When someone sees someone in the habit, they know immediately that that person is a Franciscan friar. After the Second Vatican Council,...
Discussing New Forms of Franciscan Life

Discussing New Forms of Franciscan Life

CHICAGO – A group of solemnly professed friars, ranging in age from their early 30s to mid-80s, met here recently to discuss the General Secretariat for Missions and Evangelization’s document, Ite, Nuntiate…Guidelines for the New Forms of Life and Mission...
New Assisi Shrine is Reminder to Shed Attachments

New Assisi Shrine is Reminder to Shed Attachments

ROME – Like St. Francis of Assisi did, the Catholic Church and individual Christians must follow Christ by imitating his willingness to give up everything for the sake of others, Pope Francis said.“Unfortunately, 2,000 years after the proclamation of the Gospel...
Friars Who Have Died

Friars Who Have Died

Eight US Franciscan friars have died recently. Here are their stories. Please remember them in your prayers. Theobald Hattrup OFM A native of Windthorst, Kansas, Theobald Hattrup, OFM, died early on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2017, at St. Margaret Hall in Cincinnati,...
Interview with Minister General Michael Perry

Interview with Minister General Michael Perry

The Saint Francis and the Americas/San Francisco y las Américas (SFA) project is delighted to present its interview with Friar Michael Anthony Perry, Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor. Among other things in the interview, there are insights into the...

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