#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 — Viva Cuba Libre

#FriarFriday — Viva Cuba Libre

A couple of weeks ago, I was able to visit the country of Cuba as part of a delegation of eight US friars on a mission trip. We spent a week with the Franciscans friars in that country and were able to visit the city of Havana and the towns of Remedios and Trinidad....
#FriarFriday – Flowers of the Fairest

#FriarFriday – Flowers of the Fairest

The parish May Crowning was just around the corner, and a group of parishioners came with a strange request. At the very top of the vaulted ceiling in the massive Gothic church, there was a hook lowered and raised by a cable. Onto it, they wanted to bundle thousands...
#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...
#FriarFriday — The Mirrored One

#FriarFriday — The Mirrored One

In the thirteenth century, St. Clare of Assisi left her family to join St. Francis’s movement. Being a cloistered nun, she was not allowed to leave her enclosure at San Damiano, just below the town of Assisi. She did, however, write letters. One woman to whom she...

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