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The Istanbul Fraternity celebrates Damietta in France

On the occasion of the eighth centenary of the meeting of St. Francis with the Sultan al-Kamil which occurs this year, the Franciscan Friars of the International Fraternity for Ecumenical and Inter-religious Dialogue in Turkey, organised a pilgrimage with a fraternity...

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In Memoriam: Br. Boniface Kruger (1929 – 2019)

Boniface was born Hans Kruger on 1st May 1929 in Berlin, Germany.  His father was a Lutheran and he mother was Jewish.  Hans only came to know that his mother was a Jew on Kristallnacht when the Nazis attacked Jewish businesses.  He and his brother Karl were sent on...

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Pope Francis encourages the Friars’ dialogue with Islam

In a letter dated 9 February 2019, Pope Francis wrote to the Minister General, Br. Michael A. Perry to thank him and the friars for their work of preparation for the eight hundredth anniversary of the meeting of Saint Francis and the Sultan of Egypt.  The Pope...

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Towards an Integral Ecology

The Pontifical Antonianum University has recently put the fruits of four interdisciplinary seminars on integral ecology, held in the last two years to productive use. With three introductory courses on urban ecology, concerning metabolism, flows and scales, they...

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US Franciscan News

The Istanbul Fraternity celebrates Damietta in France

On the occasion of the eighth centenary of the meeting of St. Francis with the Sultan al-Kamil which occurs this year, the Franciscan Friars of the International Fraternity for Ecumenical and Inter-religious Dialogue in Turkey, organised a pilgrimage with a fraternity...

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Recent #FriarFriday Reflections

Recent #FriarFriday Reflections

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SW Franciscans

Some more pictures from last week's trip to Siena College and Graymoor Spiritual Life Center for an Inter-Franciscan formation workshop. Some highlights of the week included learning about the Franciscan philosophy of education, leading Mass at Graymoor (including preparing a bilingual Mass setting), and getting to know the different individuals and communities -- from Capuchin postulants, to Poor Clare novices, and Third Order Friars and Sisters. #beafranciscan #becomeafriar ... See MoreSee Less

Follow the light of the Lord. Read more from today’s gospel here: bit.ly/2FgkqRo ... See MoreSee Less

Follow the light of the Lord. Read more from today’s gospel here: bit.ly/2FgkqRo

Lunafest to support the Sarah Center. ... See MoreSee Less

Lunafest to support the Sarah Center.

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Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province

Great photos of the Family Fun Night at Friars Club. ... See MoreSee Less

Spend the First Day of Spring with us in our beautiful gardens! 🌸 ... See MoreSee Less

Spend the First Day of Spring with us in our beautiful gardens! 🌸

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When visiting the Holy Sepulcher, pilgrims can descend the 29 steep steps to the underground Armenian Chapel of St Helena. This was the crypt of the emperor Constantine’s 4th-century basilica and is the oldest complete part of the entire building. Near that chapel, another steep staircase leads to the Franciscan Chapel of the Finding of the Cross. This rough-walled area has been built within part of the ancient quarry, apparently later converted into a cistern for water storage. According to tradition, St. Helena discovered the True Cross and other instruments of the Passion and crucifixion in this spot. A statue behind the altar shows her holding the Cross.

Read the story of St. Helena and then book a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to venerate the Tomb of Jesus like St. Helena: bit.ly/2txpjic
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When visiting the Holy Sepulcher, pilgrims can descend the 29 steep steps to the underground Armenian Chapel of St Helena. This was the crypt of the emperor Constantine’s 4th-century basilica and is the oldest complete part of the entire building. Near that chapel, another steep staircase leads to the Franciscan Chapel of the Finding of the Cross. This rough-walled area has been built within part of the ancient quarry, apparently later converted into a cistern for water storage. According to tradition, St. Helena discovered the True Cross and other instruments of the Passion and crucifixion in this spot. A statue behind the altar shows her holding the Cross.Read the story of St. Helena and then book a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to venerate the Tomb of Jesus like St. Helena: bit.ly/2txpjic
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5 hours ago

SW Franciscans

Some more pictures from last week's trip to Siena College and Graymoor Spiritual Life Center for an Inter-Franciscan formation workshop. Some highlights of the week included learning about the Franciscan philosophy of education, leading Mass at Graymoor (including preparing a bilingual Mass setting), and getting to know the different individuals and communities -- from Capuchin postulants, to Poor Clare novices, and Third Order Friars and Sisters. #beafranciscan #becomeafriar ... See MoreSee Less

Follow the light of the Lord. Read more from today’s gospel here: bit.ly/2FgkqRo ... See MoreSee Less

Follow the light of the Lord. Read more from today’s gospel here: bit.ly/2FgkqRo

Lunafest to support the Sarah Center. ... See MoreSee Less

Lunafest to support the Sarah Center.

13 hours ago

Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province

Great photos of the Family Fun Night at Friars Club. ... See MoreSee Less

Spend the First Day of Spring with us in our beautiful gardens! 🌸 ... See MoreSee Less

Spend the First Day of Spring with us in our beautiful gardens! 🌸

... See MoreSee Less

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