News from US Franciscans

Merry Christmas 2017

t happened, three years prior to his death, that St. Francis of Assisi decided to celebrate at the town of Greccio the memory of the birth of the Child Jesus with the greatest possible solemnity, in order to arouse devotion. So that...

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Ite Vos Conference to be Streamed

In 1217, Pope Leo X issued the bull “Ite vos,” also known as the “Bulla unionis,” which divided the Franciscan order into two separate families: the Friars Minor of the Regular Observance and the Friars Minor Conventual. On Saturday, Nov. 4, over 100 OFM, OFM...

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16 Men Begin Lives as Franciscans

On Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, 16 postulants entered the postulancy program for the Order of Friars Minor in the US, at Holy Name College at Silver Spring, Maryland.

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US Franciscans Protest DACA Rescission

We have celebrated the DACA program with “dreamers” as a modern response to the Biblical imperative to “welcome the stranger.” Now, after President Trump’s decision to end the executive action, we commit ourselves to stand in support of and solidarity with “dreamers.”

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Eight Men Enter Franciscan Novitiate

SANTA BARBARA, California -- Some 30 friars, novitiate team members, and staff gathered in the Friars Chapel at Old Mission Santa Barbara here on Aug. 21, 2017, to witness the reception of eight men into the interprovincial novitiate. The program was moved to...

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Nine Franciscans Profess First Vows

BURLINGTON, Wisc. -- On August 2, 2017, nine men professed first vows in the novitiate chapel at St. Francis Friary here. As friars, friends, and sisters gathered together for this wonderful occasion, the tone of the day was set starting with the first reading. The...

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News from US Franciscans

Merry Christmas 2017

t happened, three years prior to his death, that St. Francis of Assisi decided to celebrate at the town of Greccio the memory of the birth of the Child Jesus with the greatest possible solemnity, in order to arouse devotion. So that...

read more

Ite Vos Conference to be Streamed

In 1217, Pope Leo X issued the bull “Ite vos,” also known as the “Bulla unionis,” which divided the Franciscan order into two separate families: the Friars Minor of the Regular Observance and the Friars Minor Conventual. On Saturday, Nov. 4, over 100 OFM, OFM...

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Recent #FriarFriday Reflections

#FriarFriday – Refugees All

At this time of year, we hear of the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt for asylum. We also remember a year filled with political rhetoric directed against refugees and migrants.

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Recent #FriarFriday Reflections

#FriarFriday – Refugees All

At this time of year, we hear of the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt for asylum. We also remember a year filled with political rhetoric directed against refugees and migrants.

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News from the OFM English-speaking Conference

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Merry Christmas 2017

t happened, three years prior to his death, that St. Francis of Assisi decided to celebrate at the town of Greccio the memory of the birth of the Child Jesus with the greatest possible solemnity, in order to arouse devotion. So that...

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Conference meets with General Definitorium | Fall Newsletter

ENGLISH SPEAKING CONFERENCE | ORDER OF FRIARS MINOR                                                                                                         Thomas S. Washburn, OFMPO Box 61128  • New Bedford, Massachusetts 02746 • exec@escofm.org                       ...

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US Franciscans look to future renewal with hope

each made simple statements of why they voted as they did:Kevin Mullen, of Holy Name Province, said, “One new Province provides us with the opportunity to have a vital fraternal experience.  With regard to mission, one new Province allows us to take the core values of...

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US Franciscans statement on Charlottesville violence

8/17/2017 0 Comments FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | August 2017 As followers of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron of peace, we, the Franciscans Friars of the United States join with the many public and religious leaders and fellow-citizens who have condemned the recent...

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Merry Christmas 2017

t happened, three years prior to his death, that St. Francis of Assisi decided to celebrate at the town of Greccio the memory of the birth of the Child Jesus with the greatest possible solemnity, in order to arouse devotion. So that...

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Conference meets with General Definitorium | Fall Newsletter

ENGLISH SPEAKING CONFERENCE | ORDER OF FRIARS MINOR                                                                                                         Thomas S. Washburn, OFMPO Box 61128  • New Bedford, Massachusetts 02746 • exec@escofm.org                       ...

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News from the General Curia in Rome

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JPIC Newsletter: CONTACT (10-12.2017)

Dear brothers and sisters, We send you the recent edition of “CONTACT” in 2017 with warm wishes for Christmas and the new year. The “CONTACT” is an open space where you can share stories and information on your JPIC ministry. You can send your stories to pax@ofm.org....

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Fraternitas 01.2018 (No. 251)

The January 2018 edition of ‘Fraternitas’ is now online and can be downloaded in several languages. PDF:  English – Español – Italiano – Français – Hrvatski – Polski – Português DOC:...

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Sister Marie of the Trinity: her weakness and the Lord’s mercy

Sister Marie of the Trinity   Luisa Jaques (Pretoria, South Africa 1901 – Jerusalem 1942) “There is no God – everything people say about Him is a joke. Life isn’t worth living.” A long series of useless sacrifice and struggle brought me to the point of thinking that...

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RIP: Br. Francesco Bravi, OFM, former Vicar General

On the morning of December 28th 2017, in the friary of Sabbioncello of Merate, Br. FRANCESCO BRAVI, former Vicar General and former Minister Provincial died at 61 years of age. The funeral will be celebrated on Saturday, December 30th at 11:00 am in the Church of San...

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Animation Guidelines of the General Definitory for 2018 and 2019

Moving to the Peripheries as Brothers and ‘Lesser Ones’ Animation Guidelines of the General Definitory for 2018 and 2019 Download PDF: English – Español – Italiano – Français – Polski – Português – Hrvatski PREFACE Dear brothers, may the Lord give you peace! As we did...

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JPIC Newsletter: CONTACT (10-12.2017)

Dear brothers and sisters, We send you the recent edition of “CONTACT” in 2017 with warm wishes for Christmas and the new year. The “CONTACT” is an open space where you can share stories and information on your JPIC ministry. You can send your stories to pax@ofm.org....

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Fraternitas 01.2018 (No. 251)

The January 2018 edition of ‘Fraternitas’ is now online and can be downloaded in several languages. PDF:  English – Español – Italiano – Français – Hrvatski – Polski – Português DOC:...

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Local US Franciscan News

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Franciscan Monastery

Evening prayer for Christian Unity. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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god bless you my dear fellow franciscans brothers ..i am blest to be a fellow franciscan even though I am a third order secular..

Christian Unity is essential in our present world.

Thank you....I am Third Order Franciscan.

January 15 is designated by the OFM Franciscans of the English-speaking world as the annual Day of Prayer to End Racism. This year, it quite fittingly also fell on the National holiday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday.
In Fr. Greg Friedman’s homily, he addresses the systematic racism we all must face and stating with Dr. King: Thanks to the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, I have a way out! Thanks to the Lord’s grace, working through many great teachers, black and white, who confronted me and mentored me over the years, I can choose not to act in a racist way.
Read Fr. Greg’s entire message: http://franciscan.org/who-we-are/…
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January 15 is designated by the OFM Franciscans of the English-speaking world as the annual Day of Prayer to End Racism.  This year, it quite fittingly also fell on the National holiday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday.
In Fr. Greg Friedman’s homily, he addresses the systematic racism we all must face and stating with Dr. King: Thanks to the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, I have a way out! Thanks to the Lord’s grace, working through many great teachers, black and white, who confronted me and mentored me over the years, I can choose not to act in a racist way.
Read Fr. Greg’s entire message: http://franciscan.org/who-we-are/friar-voices-blog#homily-for-the-day-of-prayer-to-end-racism

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Franciscan Friars, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Province

Casey Cole, OFM
Is it necessary to call a Franciscan “Brother” or “Father?” #askbrcasey #breakinginthehabit
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Yes, it is a sign of respect to use a friar’s title. Do you call your doctor or a police officer by their title or first name?

In today's Gospel for our lunchtime prayer break, Jesus heals a man on the Sabbath: https://goo.gl/8FACQF ... See MoreSee Less

In todays Gospel for our lunchtime prayer break, Jesus heals a man on the Sabbath: https://goo.gl/8FACQF

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Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province

TONIGHT! Join the friars, Bishop Joseph Bambera and Rev. James Winkler, of the National Council of Churches for Evening Prayer for Christian Unity, tonight, 7 p.m. https://goo.gl/9MJ47a #ChristianUnity Diocese of Scranton ... See MoreSee Less

TONIGHT! Join the friars, Bishop Joseph Bambera and Rev. James Winkler, of the National Council of Churches for Evening Prayer for Christian Unity, tonight, 7 p.m. https://goo.gl/9MJ47a #ChristianUnity Diocese of Scranton ... See MoreSee Less

TONIGHT! Join the friars, Bishop Joseph Bambera and Rev. James Winkler, of the National Council of Churches for Evening Prayer for Christian Unity, tonight, 7 p.m. https://goo.gl/9MJ47a #ChristianUnity Diocese of Scranton

See Brother Simon's Valentines! Br. Simon crafted beautiful 3-dimensional valentines for his mother from 1962-1982. His special gifts to mom are on display at the Franciscan Monastery through Feb. 17. https://goo.gl/e1CY5G ... See MoreSee Less

See Brother Simons Valentines! Br. Simon crafted beautiful 3-dimensional valentines for his mother from 1962-1982. His special gifts to mom are on display at the Franciscan Monastery through Feb. 17. https://goo.gl/e1CY5G

 

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Beautiful and ever so thoughtful..💕

Today's prayer break with the readings of the day: https://goo.gl/g1LMuq #Mass #prayer ... See MoreSee Less

Todays prayer break with the readings of the day: https://goo.gl/g1LMuq #Mass #prayer

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SW Franciscans

#MLKDay2018 “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Strength to Love, 1963 ... See MoreSee Less

Local US Franciscan News

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Franciscan Monastery

Evening prayer for Christian Unity. ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

god bless you my dear fellow franciscans brothers ..i am blest to be a fellow franciscan even though I am a third order secular..

Christian Unity is essential in our present world.

Thank you....I am Third Order Franciscan.

January 15 is designated by the OFM Franciscans of the English-speaking world as the annual Day of Prayer to End Racism. This year, it quite fittingly also fell on the National holiday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday.
In Fr. Greg Friedman’s homily, he addresses the systematic racism we all must face and stating with Dr. King: Thanks to the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, I have a way out! Thanks to the Lord’s grace, working through many great teachers, black and white, who confronted me and mentored me over the years, I can choose not to act in a racist way.
Read Fr. Greg’s entire message: http://franciscan.org/who-we-are/…
... See MoreSee Less

January 15 is designated by the OFM Franciscans of the English-speaking world as the annual Day of Prayer to End Racism.  This year, it quite fittingly also fell on the National holiday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday.
In Fr. Greg Friedman’s homily, he addresses the systematic racism we all must face and stating with Dr. King: Thanks to the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, I have a way out! Thanks to the Lord’s grace, working through many great teachers, black and white, who confronted me and mentored me over the years, I can choose not to act in a racist way.
Read Fr. Greg’s entire message: http://franciscan.org/who-we-are/friar-voices-blog#homily-for-the-day-of-prayer-to-end-racism

6 hours ago

Franciscan Friars, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Province

Casey Cole, OFM
Is it necessary to call a Franciscan “Brother” or “Father?” #askbrcasey #breakinginthehabit
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Yes, it is a sign of respect to use a friar’s title. Do you call your doctor or a police officer by their title or first name?

In today's Gospel for our lunchtime prayer break, Jesus heals a man on the Sabbath: https://goo.gl/8FACQF ... See MoreSee Less

In todays Gospel for our lunchtime prayer break, Jesus heals a man on the Sabbath: https://goo.gl/8FACQF

12 hours ago

Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province

TONIGHT! Join the friars, Bishop Joseph Bambera and Rev. James Winkler, of the National Council of Churches for Evening Prayer for Christian Unity, tonight, 7 p.m. https://goo.gl/9MJ47a #ChristianUnity Diocese of Scranton ... See MoreSee Less

TONIGHT! Join the friars, Bishop Joseph Bambera and Rev. James Winkler, of the National Council of Churches for Evening Prayer for Christian Unity, tonight, 7 p.m. https://goo.gl/9MJ47a #ChristianUnity Diocese of Scranton ... See MoreSee Less

TONIGHT! Join the friars, Bishop Joseph Bambera and Rev. James Winkler, of the National Council of Churches for Evening Prayer for Christian Unity, tonight, 7 p.m. https://goo.gl/9MJ47a #ChristianUnity Diocese of Scranton

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