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Coronavirus: Letter of the General Minister

Coronavirus: Letter of the General Minister

TO ALL OF THE BROTHERS OF THE ORDER May the Lord give you peace! Over the course of these past more than three months since the discovery of the new Coronavirus, we have witnessed its progressive proliferation from one specific region in China to more than 115...

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Pope Francis invites Catholics to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week

Pope Francis invites Catholics to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis invites Catholic communities to participate in Laudato Si’ Week, from 16 to 24 May 2020. The weeklong program coincides with the fifth anniversary of the signature of Laudato Si’ and seeks to engage the...

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Fraternitas 03.2020 (No. 275)

Fraternitas 03.2020 (No. 275)

The March 2020 edition of ‘Fraternitas’ is now online and can be downloaded in several languages. PDF:  English – Español – Italiano  – Deutsch – Français – Hrvatski – Polski – Português DOC:  English – Español – Italiano  – Deutsch...

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The prophecy of Franciscan economic thought

The prophecy of Franciscan economic thought

The global economy of the 21st century, consolidated after the fall of the Berlin Wall, is based on “free” capitalism that is increasingly enriched through the financial markets, and in danger of breaking away and isolating itself in a self-serving loop. In this...

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Fraternitas 02.2020 (No. 274)

Fraternitas 02.2020 (No. 274)

The February 2020 edition of ‘Fraternitas’ is now online and can be downloaded in several languages. PDF:  English – Español – Italiano  – Deutsch – Français – Hrvatski – Polski – Português DOC:  English – Español – Italiano  – Deutsch...

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Minister General: Back in Rome after Recovery

Minister General: Back in Rome after Recovery

My dear Brothers, May the Lord give you peace! I wish to confirm reports about my return to the General Curia. It is good to be back “home” and to once again resume the duties entrusted to me by the Lord and by you my brothers. Throughout the period of my...

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Il Paese del Sole, Friar Alessandro’s Fourth Music Album

Il Paese del Sole, Friar Alessandro’s Fourth Music Album

Friar Alessandro has launched his 4th album, Il Paese del Sole, with Encore Music in conjunction with the Franciscan Foreign Missions to which the Artist’s royalties go in their entirety. It is an album which pays homage to the Italian genius in producing melodic and...

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Eighth Centenary of the Franciscan Protomartyrs

Eighth Centenary of the Franciscan Protomartyrs

In 1220 the Friars Minor Berardo da Calvi, Accursio and Adiuto da Narni, Ottone da Stroncone and Pietro da San Gemini were killed in Morocco. At the sight of their torn bodies, the Augustinian Canon Fernando da Lisbon decided to put on the Franciscan habit taking the...

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Beyond Damietta: from Francis and the Sultan to the Future

Beyond Damietta: from Francis and the Sultan to the Future

2019 witnessed a number of events recalling the encounter between St. Francis of Assisi and the Ayyūbid Sultan al-Malik al-Kāmil eight hundred years ago. Now that the anniversary has passed, a roundtable discussion looks to the future of Muslim-Christian relations,...

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Coronavirus: Letter of the General Minister

Coronavirus: Letter of the General Minister

TO ALL OF THE BROTHERS OF THE ORDER May the Lord give you peace! Over the course of these past more than three months since the discovery of the new Coronavirus, we have witnessed its progressive proliferation from one specific region in China to more than 115...

read more
Pope Francis invites Catholics to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week

Pope Francis invites Catholics to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis invites Catholic communities to participate in Laudato Si’ Week, from 16 to 24 May 2020. The weeklong program coincides with the fifth anniversary of the signature of Laudato Si’ and seeks to engage the...

read more
Fraternitas 03.2020 (No. 275)

Fraternitas 03.2020 (No. 275)

The March 2020 edition of ‘Fraternitas’ is now online and can be downloaded in several languages. PDF:  English – Español – Italiano  – Deutsch – Français – Hrvatski – Polski – Português DOC:  English – Español – Italiano  – Deutsch...

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Recent #FriarFriday Reflections

Recent #FriarFriday Reflections

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Fifth Friday of Lent, April 3
Lent with Maximilian Kolbe, Daily Reflections by Carol Ann Morrow, published by Franciscan Media
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Fifth Friday of Lent, April 3 Lent with Maximilian Kolbe, Daily Reflections by Carol Ann Morrow, published by Franciscan Media Online booklet: https://issuu.com/franciscanmedia/docs/kolbe_booklet?fr=sMTNmNzI1MTI3OQ

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Thank you. Alot of great people will be blessed because of your hard work. God bless you.

Thank you fathers!!

THANK YOU!!

Father Jim offers the Church's new prayer during the time of pandemic..... ... See MoreSee Less

Fifth Thursday of Lent, April 2
Lent with Maximilian Kolbe, Daily Reflections by Carol Ann Morrow, published by Franciscan Media
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Fifth Thursday of Lent, April 2 Lent with Maximilian Kolbe, Daily Reflections by Carol Ann Morrow, published by Franciscan Media Online booklet: https://issuu.com/franciscanmedia/docs/kolbe_booklet?fr=sMTNmNzI1MTI3OQ

The Church celebrated The Annunciation on March 25, but Mary’s, “Yes,” holds a timely truth for each and every day. A beautiufl message from Fr. Mark Soehner, OFM. ... See MoreSee Less

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I was deeply moved by your words Fr. Mark. The mural is one of my most favorite of all in downtown.Thank you for sharing!

Although we are heartbroken that we cannot worship together this coming Holy Week, we can still be in spiritual communion with one another through prayer! 🙏🏽 We are praying for each and every one of you! 📸 by Fr. Pio O’Connor at St. Michael Mission. ... See MoreSee Less

Although we are heartbroken that we cannot worship together this coming Holy Week, we can still be in spiritual communion with one another through prayer! 🙏🏽 We are praying for each and every one of you! 📸 by Fr. Pio O’Connor at St. Michael Mission.Image attachment

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Thank you Fr. Pio for your prayer. Take care of yourself.

Thanks for your prayers, paz y bien 🙏🙏 you are in mine as well

Thank you Fr. Pio-your prayers are reassuring that in due time our Catholic families will be together again in church.

And we’re praying for all of you. 🙏🏽

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Fifth Friday of Lent, April 3
Lent with Maximilian Kolbe, Daily Reflections by Carol Ann Morrow, published by Franciscan Media
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Fifth Friday of Lent, April 3 Lent with Maximilian Kolbe, Daily Reflections by Carol Ann Morrow, published by Franciscan Media Online booklet: https://issuu.com/franciscanmedia/docs/kolbe_booklet?fr=sMTNmNzI1MTI3OQ

St. Francis Seraph Ministries has breakfast ready to go for the poor and homeless in downtown Cincinnati. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you. Alot of great people will be blessed because of your hard work. God bless you.

Thank you fathers!!

THANK YOU!!

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