News from US Franciscans

New Assisi Shrine is Reminder to Shed Attachments

In following Christ, the pope said, “we are all called to be poor, to strip ourselves of our egos; and to do this we must learn how to be with the poor, to share with those who lack basic necessities, to touch the flesh of Christ!

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US Franciscans Speak Out on Immigration Ban

The leadership of the US Franciscans have issued a statement against the president's recent travel ban. They say: The recent actions of President Donald J. Trump regarding the treatment of immigrants and refugees entering our country have been troubling to a wide...

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Let Us Begin Again

t. Bonaventure tells us that towards the end of his life St. Francis would tell the other friars: "Let us begin again, brothers, for up until now, we have done little or nothing." One of Francis's other biographers, Friar Thomas of Celano, tells us...

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Merry Christmas

The story is told that St. Francis was discussing with Br. Morico about whether to fast or not when Christmas falls on a Friday.

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News from US Franciscans

New Assisi Shrine is Reminder to Shed Attachments

In following Christ, the pope said, “we are all called to be poor, to strip ourselves of our egos; and to do this we must learn how to be with the poor, to share with those who lack basic necessities, to touch the flesh of Christ!

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Recent #FriarFriday Reflections

Recent #FriarFriday Reflections

News from the OFM English-speaking Conference

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Eastern Canadian Province elects new leadership

QUEBEC, CANADA - During their Provincial Chapter taking place this week, the Province of St. Joseph in Eastern Canada elected the following friars to serve the fraternity in leadership:   MINISTER PROVINCIAL: Pierre Charland, OFM. Pierre previously served as Vicar...

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US Franciscans speak out against Muslim ban

By Maria HayesThe Franciscan Friars of the United States have joined a coalition of individuals and organizations of diverse religions in filing an amicus brief challenging the federal administration’s March 6 executive order on immigration, arguing that it...

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Discussing New Forms of Franciscan Life

THIS ORIGINALLY APPEARED  AT USFRANCISCANS.ORGBy Jim McIntosh, OFM​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...

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Conference holds Spring meeting in Ireland

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

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Eastern Canadian Province elects new leadership

QUEBEC, CANADA - During their Provincial Chapter taking place this week, the Province of St. Joseph in Eastern Canada elected the following friars to serve the fraternity in leadership:   MINISTER PROVINCIAL: Pierre Charland, OFM. Pierre previously served as Vicar...

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US Franciscans speak out against Muslim ban

By Maria HayesThe Franciscan Friars of the United States have joined a coalition of individuals and organizations of diverse religions in filing an amicus brief challenging the federal administration’s March 6 executive order on immigration, arguing that it...

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Discussing New Forms of Franciscan Life

THIS ORIGINALLY APPEARED  AT USFRANCISCANS.ORGBy Jim McIntosh, OFM​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...

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Conference holds Spring meeting in Ireland

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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800 Years of Franciscan Presence in the Holy Land

23 May 800 Years of Franciscan Presence in the Holy Land Posted on May 23, 2017 in Events, News by Alvin Te, OFM CUSTODY OF THE HOLY LAND PREPARES TO CELEBRATE 800 YEARS The posters stacked on the floor of the Curia and all the hustle and bustle by the people present...

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Franciscan Friars in Chapter

The two important anniversaries in Franciscan history that are coming up, the 800th anniversary of the “Pardon of Assisi” – which we are presently celebrating and which will close on August 2 of this year, and the Fifth Centenary of the Bull of Pope Leo X Ite vos of...

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Message for the Month of Ramadan

22 May Message for the Month of Ramadan Posted on May 22, 2017 in News by Alvin Te, OFM To our Muslim brothers and sisters throughout the World: As-salaamu ‘alaykum! Peace be upon you! On behalf of the Special Commission for Dialogue with Islam of the Order of Friars...

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The OFM Fraternity in Numbers (Year 2016)

15 May The OFM Fraternity in Numbers (Year 2016) Posted on May 15, 2017 in News by Alvin Te, OFM The number of Friars Minor, as of December 31, 2016, are 13,302. Some details: Postulants, 608 (not counted above); Novices, 385; Temporary Professed, 1496 (fratres cum...

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800 Years of Franciscan Presence in the Holy Land

23 May 800 Years of Franciscan Presence in the Holy Land Posted on May 23, 2017 in Events, News by Alvin Te, OFM CUSTODY OF THE HOLY LAND PREPARES TO CELEBRATE 800 YEARS The posters stacked on the floor of the Curia and all the hustle and bustle by the people present...

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Franciscan Friars in Chapter

The two important anniversaries in Franciscan history that are coming up, the 800th anniversary of the “Pardon of Assisi” – which we are presently celebrating and which will close on August 2 of this year, and the Fifth Centenary of the Bull of Pope Leo X Ite vos of...

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Message for the Month of Ramadan

22 May Message for the Month of Ramadan Posted on May 22, 2017 in News by Alvin Te, OFM To our Muslim brothers and sisters throughout the World: As-salaamu ‘alaykum! Peace be upon you! On behalf of the Special Commission for Dialogue with Islam of the Order of Friars...

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Hey, Mon! It's a reunion! Friars who served in our missions in Jamaica over the past 17 years gathered for a group photo tonight during the Chapter at St. Meinrad. Well done, guys! ... See MoreSee Less

Hey, Mon! Its a reunion! Friars who served in our missions in Jamaica over the past 17 years gathered for a group photo tonight during the Chapter at St. Meinrad. Well done, guys!

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Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province

St. Anthony Shrine
From now until June 13, the Feast of St. Anthony, your gift to St. Anthony Bread for the Poor will be doubled by a generous Matching Grant. Donate here: https://www.stanthony.org/donate-to-franciscans/
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A moment today at Terra Sancta School in Bethlehem. This is one of the ministries of the Holy Land Franciscans.

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Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province

What do you imagine when you think of Mt. Irenaeus? The crunch of gravel under your feet as you walk through the woods, the rumble of voices joined in prayer in a sun-soaked chapel, the sounds of laughter as people gather in the kitchen to prepare a meal together… they’re all pictured here in this video.

Mt. Irenaeus
Enjoy our newest video, "Going to the Mountain."

If you haven't been to the Mountain, the video provides a sense what an active day is like. If you've spent time with us, this video may spark memories of your own experience.

Thanks to St. Bonaventure University students Erik Furgal, Michelle Onofrio and Timothy Walters who compiled the video from several visits over the past year.

Please note you can support our life by donating on our website. The Mountain is supported primarily through the generosity of individual donors. www.mounti.com/give-support/

Peace!
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A portrait of our ex-ministers provincial, with our newly elected Provincial Minister, Mark Soehner: (from left) Fred Link, John Bok, Mark, Jeff Scheeler, Jeremy Harrington. ... See MoreSee Less

A portrait of our ex-ministers provincial, with our newly elected Provincial Minister, Mark Soehner: (from left) Fred Link, John Bok, Mark, Jeff Scheeler, Jeremy Harrington.

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Some good examples, Fr. Mark. Congratulations! I know you will be a humble minister with the "smell of the sheep". 🙂

Good to see all of you together. God Bless you all and St. John the Baptist Province.

The friars of St. John the Baptist Province in Chapter today elected new Provincial Councilors: (From left) Page Polk, Vince Delorenzo, John Barker, Bob Bruno.. ... See MoreSee Less

The friars of St. John the Baptist Province in Chapter today elected new Provincial Councilors:  (From left) Page Polk, Vince Delorenzo, John Barker, Bob Bruno..

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Congratulations Br Vince!

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Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province

Our newly elected leadership team (from left) Councilors Vince Delorenzo and Page Polk; Minister Provincial Mark Soehner, Vicar Bill Farris, Councilors Bob Bruno and John Barker. May "God give his grace" on our new ministers! ... See MoreSee Less

Our newly elected leadership team (from left) Councilors Vince Delorenzo and Page Polk; Minister Provincial Mark Soehner, Vicar Bill Farris, Councilors Bob Bruno and John Barker. May God give his grace on our new ministers!

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Congratulations to the new leaders!

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Local US Franciscan News

Hey, Mon! It's a reunion! Friars who served in our missions in Jamaica over the past 17 years gathered for a group photo tonight during the Chapter at St. Meinrad. Well done, guys! ... See MoreSee Less

Hey, Mon! Its a reunion! Friars who served in our missions in Jamaica over the past 17 years gathered for a group photo tonight during the Chapter at St. Meinrad. Well done, guys!

9 hours ago

Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province

St. Anthony Shrine
From now until June 13, the Feast of St. Anthony, your gift to St. Anthony Bread for the Poor will be doubled by a generous Matching Grant. Donate here: https://www.stanthony.org/donate-to-franciscans/
... See MoreSee Less

A moment today at Terra Sancta School in Bethlehem. This is one of the ministries of the Holy Land Franciscans. ... See MoreSee Less

A moment today at Terra Sancta School in Bethlehem. This is one of the ministries of the Holy Land Franciscans.

1 day ago

Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province

What do you imagine when you think of Mt. Irenaeus? The crunch of gravel under your feet as you walk through the woods, the rumble of voices joined in prayer in a sun-soaked chapel, the sounds of laughter as people gather in the kitchen to prepare a meal together… they’re all pictured here in this video.

Mt. Irenaeus
Enjoy our newest video, "Going to the Mountain."

If you haven't been to the Mountain, the video provides a sense what an active day is like. If you've spent time with us, this video may spark memories of your own experience.

Thanks to St. Bonaventure University students Erik Furgal, Michelle Onofrio and Timothy Walters who compiled the video from several visits over the past year.

Please note you can support our life by donating on our website. The Mountain is supported primarily through the generosity of individual donors. www.mounti.com/give-support/

Peace!
... See MoreSee Less

A portrait of our ex-ministers provincial, with our newly elected Provincial Minister, Mark Soehner: (from left) Fred Link, John Bok, Mark, Jeff Scheeler, Jeremy Harrington. ... See MoreSee Less

A portrait of our ex-ministers provincial, with our newly elected Provincial Minister, Mark Soehner: (from left) Fred Link, John Bok, Mark, Jeff Scheeler, Jeremy Harrington.

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Some good examples, Fr. Mark. Congratulations! I know you will be a humble minister with the "smell of the sheep". 🙂

Good to see all of you together. God Bless you all and St. John the Baptist Province.

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