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Greetings on the Occasion of Vesak 2019

Our dearest Buddhist Brothers and Sisters in every place, May Peace be with you! On this light-filled celebration of Vesak, we who are your lesser brothers share in your commemoration of the birth, full awakening, and passing of Siddharta Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha.  ...

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In memory of Br Romain Mailleux (1931-2019)

A great servant of the Order passed away on the night of the feast of the Good Shepherd, 12 May 2019, at 10:30 pm. Georges, the future Romain was born on 11 November 1931 as the last child of a family of eight children. While still young, Georges left for the...

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The Spirit of Dialogue in South Korea

The Dialogue Commission of the Korean Province is conducting a course to recall the meeting of St. Francis and Sultan Al-Malik al-Kamil in Damietta, Egypt, 800 years ago, in 1219. Br. Joseph Seok, animator for the Province, reports about the program called “East of...

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Chapter of the Mats of the Franciscan Family in Morocco

On the 23rd April Br Michael A. Perry, Minister General, presided at the Chapter of Mats of the Franciscan Family in Rabat, Morocco, on the occasion of the 8th Centenary of the arrival of the Franciscans in this country, and for the commemoration of the 8th Centenary...

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CFF: 30th Anniversary celebration of Franciscans International

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Warm Franciscan greetings to all!  It is our pleasure to write to you during the 30th Anniversary celebration of Franciscans International (FI).     DOWNLOAD PDF English – Español – Italiano – Polski     As you know, FI is the only common...

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Message of Solidarity for the Friars Living in Sri Lanka

Bro. Cielito Almazan, OFM Provincial Province of San Pedro Bautista Manila, Philippines Rome, May 2, 2019 Dear Bro. Cielito, May the Lord give you peace! I am writing to you in order that you might convey to Bro. Edward Jeyapalan, OFM and all our Friars in the...

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Message for the Month of Ramadan 2019

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 Minor, it gives me great pleasure once again to extend our greetings to you at the...

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Fraternitas 05.2019 (No. 266)

The May 2019 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 –...

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Koinonia 2019 – 1 (N.101)

Walking with the young people: a vital challenge for OFS   The year of 2018 saw the Universal Church living a Synod of Bishops dedicated to the theme “Young People, Faith, and vocational Discernment”, held in Rome from 3 to 28 October[1]. The main purpose of the Synod...

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US Franciscan News

Greetings on the Occasion of Vesak 2019

Our dearest Buddhist Brothers and Sisters in every place, May Peace be with you! On this light-filled celebration of Vesak, we who are your lesser brothers share in your commemoration of the birth, full awakening, and passing of Siddharta Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha.  ...

read more

In memory of Br Romain Mailleux (1931-2019)

A great servant of the Order passed away on the night of the feast of the Good Shepherd, 12 May 2019, at 10:30 pm. Georges, the future Romain was born on 11 November 1931 as the last child of a family of eight children. While still young, Georges left for the...

read more

The Spirit of Dialogue in South Korea

The Dialogue Commission of the Korean Province is conducting a course to recall the meeting of St. Francis and Sultan Al-Malik al-Kamil in Damietta, Egypt, 800 years ago, in 1219. Br. Joseph Seok, animator for the Province, reports about the program called “East of...

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Recent #FriarFriday Reflections

Recent #FriarFriday Reflections

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Following Francis, the new 30-minute podcast from the Monastery of the Holy Land, is available for streaming on iTunes, Spotify, and Spreaker. Episode 2 featuring Lou Maroulis, CEO of the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild and Amy Bachman, Director of Procurement at DC Central Kitchen, explain how the Monastery gardens follow St. Francis’ teachings and support the local community.
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Following Francis, the new 30-minute podcast from the Monastery of the Holy Land, is available for streaming on iTunes, Spotify, and Spreaker.  Episode 2 featuring Lou Maroulis, CEO of the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild and Amy Bachman, Director of Procurement at DC Central Kitchen, explain how the Monastery gardens follow St. Francis’ teachings and support the local community.
https://myfranciscan.org/following-francis-episode-name-2/

15 hours ago

SW Franciscans

The number of undocumented immigrant children in U.S. custody is reaching breaking-point levels again.

"My children, I will be with you only a little while longer.
I give you a new commandment: love one another."

At the beginning of May, the number of undocumented immigrant children in U.S. custody had increased to more than 13,000. The number is a near-record high, and puts the shelter network that the Department of Health and Human Services runs to keep such children in custody near maximum capacity.

The vast majority of children in the system come to the U.S. by themselves.

"As I have loved you, so you also should love one another."

Many of the unaccompanied children are from Central American countries. Instead of the 3,000 to 5,000 children traveling alone who had been arriving monthly for the last year, more than 7,000 were either caught at the border or showed up at a legal crossing without permission to enter in February, and more than 9,000 did so in both March and April.

There are still unaccompanied children who are fleeing Mexico as well.

"This is how all will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.”
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The number of undocumented immigrant children in U.S. custody is reaching breaking-point levels again.My children, I will be with you only a little while longer.
I give you a new commandment: love one another.At the beginning of May, the number of undocumented immigrant children in U.S. custody had increased to more than 13,000. The number is a near-record high, and puts the shelter network that the Department of Health and Human Services runs to keep such children in custody near maximum capacity.The vast majority of children in the system come to the U.S. by themselves.As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.Many of the unaccompanied children are from Central American countries. Instead of the 3,000 to 5,000 children traveling alone who had been arriving monthly for the last year, more than 7,000 were either caught at the border or showed up at a legal crossing without permission to enter in February, and more than 9,000 did so in both March and April.
There are still unaccompanied children who are fleeing Mexico as well.This is how all will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.”

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It breaks my heart to see the fear in this young boys eyes,,this not right, so unjust ,,children should not suffer like this,, this is not the way we are to treat one another,,we will have to answer to God for this,,We are to love one another,,❤️ 😢😢😢😢🙏🙏✝️

Eleven years ago, Br. Mark Ligett, OFM, and a lay woman named Betty Power started a course called “Prayer of the Heart” at the St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, Pa. That phrase was used by early followers of Christ to name a form of prayer they also called “the prayer of quiet.” Learn more about this course: https://franciscan.org/2019/05/… ... See MoreSee Less

Eleven years ago, Br. Mark Ligett, OFM, and a lay woman named Betty Power started a course called “Prayer of the Heart” at the St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, Pa. That phrase was used by early followers of Christ to name a form of prayer they also called “the prayer of quiet.” Learn more about this course: https://www.franciscan.org/2019/05/09/sitting-quietly-with-god/

Fr. Bob Bruno, OFM, was one of 46 priests attending the 2019 Air Force Retreat last week at Bethany Center in Tampa, FL. Photo by Silvania Olding: Fr. Bob and Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Archdiocese of the Military Services, USA. ... See MoreSee Less

Fr. Bob Bruno, OFM, was one of 46 priests attending the 2019 Air Force Retreat last week at Bethany Center in Tampa, FL. Photo by Silvania Olding: Fr. Bob and Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Archdiocese of the Military Services, USA.

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Praying for you

I was stationed with Fr. Bob at Ramstein AB in Germany years ago!! He was great!!

Thank you for being so good and happy

Today is your last chance to purchase a ticket to the Annual Spring Luncheon! Reserve your spot here: bit.ly/2q6gXNd ... See MoreSee Less

Today is your last chance to purchase a ticket to the Annual Spring Luncheon! Reserve your spot here: bit.ly/2q6gXNd

Friars living in health care facilities have been receiving all kinds of visitors lately – from the Philadelphia Franciscan Volunteer Ministers to a miniature horse named Ravi. ... See MoreSee Less

Friars living in health care facilities have been receiving all kinds of visitors lately – from the Philadelphia Franciscan Volunteer Ministers to a miniature horse named Ravi.Image attachmentImage attachment

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God bless them. Thank you for all you have given to this world and God's children.

God bless you all 🙏

Sacred Heart Radio will interview Fr. Cliff Hennings, OFM, today at 4:06
https://sacredheartradio.com/
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Sacred Heart Radio will interview Fr. Cliff Hennings, OFM, today at 4:06
https://sacredheartradio.com/

Our Provincial Council wrapped up their May meeting in Cedar Lake, IN yesterday. They enjoyed breaking bread by the lake with brothers from the local friary for their final evening together on Wednesday. Summer seems to be right around the corner...after todays cool down of course 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

Our Provincial Council wrapped up their May meeting  in Cedar Lake, IN yesterday.  They enjoyed breaking bread by the lake with brothers from the local friary for their final evening together on Wednesday.  Summer seems to be right around the corner...after todays cool down of course :)

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Greetings from Dublin, Ireland. Great to see Eo Many familiar faces. God bless, Fraternally Pat

Brothers, may your joy be full!

How lovely see you all brothers

I recognize Fr. Ed and Fr. Richard

Glad to see you all

All of you - enjoy your summer.

HELLO BROTHERS !!! I see familiar faces in the group !! 😉

Lookin fine!

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2 days ago

Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province

St. Bonaventure University’s graduating class recently spent a final night of fellowship at Mt. Irenaeus before graduation. We wish the students all the best as they take the next step in the “good journeys” they began at Bonaventure.A few days from graduation, St. Bonaventure University seniors joined us for an evening of fellowship, reflection, food and prayer. It was an emotional night, but we emphasized they always have a home at the Mountain, that you never graduate from the Mountain. We also invited our seniors to take the spirit they’ve uncovered here and bring it out to the world. ... See MoreSee Less

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SBU's commencement will be livestreamed this Sunday on Facebook, as well as via the link below: www.ustream.tv/channel/st-bonaventure-university-live-stream

Always bittersweet....leaving St. Bonaventure....It brings a lump to my throat for the students, a world of opportunity ahead, but difficult to say farewell to the people and the place that have become family and home. Your fellow alumni welcome you to the fold! Your family just got bigger, and St. Bonaventure and Mt. Irenaeus will forever be home. Don't stay away too long.

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Following Francis, the new 30-minute podcast from the Monastery of the Holy Land, is available for streaming on iTunes, Spotify, and Spreaker. Episode 2 featuring Lou Maroulis, CEO of the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild and Amy Bachman, Director of Procurement at DC Central Kitchen, explain how the Monastery gardens follow St. Francis’ teachings and support the local community.
https://myfranciscan.org/following-francis-episode…
... See MoreSee Less

Following Francis, the new 30-minute podcast from the Monastery of the Holy Land, is available for streaming on iTunes, Spotify, and Spreaker.  Episode 2 featuring Lou Maroulis, CEO of the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild and Amy Bachman, Director of Procurement at DC Central Kitchen, explain how the Monastery gardens follow St. Francis’ teachings and support the local community.
https://myfranciscan.org/following-francis-episode-name-2/

15 hours ago

SW Franciscans

The number of undocumented immigrant children in U.S. custody is reaching breaking-point levels again.

"My children, I will be with you only a little while longer.
I give you a new commandment: love one another."

At the beginning of May, the number of undocumented immigrant children in U.S. custody had increased to more than 13,000. The number is a near-record high, and puts the shelter network that the Department of Health and Human Services runs to keep such children in custody near maximum capacity.

The vast majority of children in the system come to the U.S. by themselves.

"As I have loved you, so you also should love one another."

Many of the unaccompanied children are from Central American countries. Instead of the 3,000 to 5,000 children traveling alone who had been arriving monthly for the last year, more than 7,000 were either caught at the border or showed up at a legal crossing without permission to enter in February, and more than 9,000 did so in both March and April.

There are still unaccompanied children who are fleeing Mexico as well.

"This is how all will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.”
... See MoreSee Less

The number of undocumented immigrant children in U.S. custody is reaching breaking-point levels again.My children, I will be with you only a little while longer.
I give you a new commandment: love one another.At the beginning of May, the number of undocumented immigrant children in U.S. custody had increased to more than 13,000. The number is a near-record high, and puts the shelter network that the Department of Health and Human Services runs to keep such children in custody near maximum capacity.The vast majority of children in the system come to the U.S. by themselves.As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.Many of the unaccompanied children are from Central American countries. Instead of the 3,000 to 5,000 children traveling alone who had been arriving monthly for the last year, more than 7,000 were either caught at the border or showed up at a legal crossing without permission to enter in February, and more than 9,000 did so in both March and April.
There are still unaccompanied children who are fleeing Mexico as well.This is how all will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.”

Comment on Facebook

It breaks my heart to see the fear in this young boys eyes,,this not right, so unjust ,,children should not suffer like this,, this is not the way we are to treat one another,,we will have to answer to God for this,,We are to love one another,,❤️ 😢😢😢😢🙏🙏✝️

Eleven years ago, Br. Mark Ligett, OFM, and a lay woman named Betty Power started a course called “Prayer of the Heart” at the St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, Pa. That phrase was used by early followers of Christ to name a form of prayer they also called “the prayer of quiet.” Learn more about this course: https://franciscan.org/2019/05/… ... See MoreSee Less

Eleven years ago, Br. Mark Ligett, OFM, and a lay woman named Betty Power started a course called “Prayer of the Heart” at the St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, Pa. That phrase was used by early followers of Christ to name a form of prayer they also called “the prayer of quiet.” Learn more about this course: https://www.franciscan.org/2019/05/09/sitting-quietly-with-god/

Fr. Bob Bruno, OFM, was one of 46 priests attending the 2019 Air Force Retreat last week at Bethany Center in Tampa, FL. Photo by Silvania Olding: Fr. Bob and Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Archdiocese of the Military Services, USA. ... See MoreSee Less

Fr. Bob Bruno, OFM, was one of 46 priests attending the 2019 Air Force Retreat last week at Bethany Center in Tampa, FL. Photo by Silvania Olding: Fr. Bob and Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Archdiocese of the Military Services, USA.

Comment on Facebook

Praying for you

I was stationed with Fr. Bob at Ramstein AB in Germany years ago!! He was great!!

Thank you for being so good and happy

Today is your last chance to purchase a ticket to the Annual Spring Luncheon! Reserve your spot here: bit.ly/2q6gXNd ... See MoreSee Less

Today is your last chance to purchase a ticket to the Annual Spring Luncheon! Reserve your spot here: bit.ly/2q6gXNd

Friars living in health care facilities have been receiving all kinds of visitors lately – from the Philadelphia Franciscan Volunteer Ministers to a miniature horse named Ravi. ... See MoreSee Less

Friars living in health care facilities have been receiving all kinds of visitors lately – from the Philadelphia Franciscan Volunteer Ministers to a miniature horse named Ravi.Image attachmentImage attachment

Comment on Facebook

God bless them. Thank you for all you have given to this world and God's children.

God bless you all 🙏

Our Provincial Council wrapped up their May meeting in Cedar Lake, IN yesterday. They enjoyed breaking bread by the lake with brothers from the local friary for their final evening together on Wednesday. Summer seems to be right around the corner...after todays cool down of course 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

Our Provincial Council wrapped up their May meeting  in Cedar Lake, IN yesterday.  They enjoyed breaking bread by the lake with brothers from the local friary for their final evening together on Wednesday.  Summer seems to be right around the corner...after todays cool down of course :)

Comment on Facebook

Greetings from Dublin, Ireland. Great to see Eo Many familiar faces. God bless, Fraternally Pat

Brothers, may your joy be full!

How lovely see you all brothers

I recognize Fr. Ed and Fr. Richard

Glad to see you all

All of you - enjoy your summer.

HELLO BROTHERS !!! I see familiar faces in the group !! 😉

Lookin fine!

View more comments

2 days ago

Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province

St. Bonaventure University’s graduating class recently spent a final night of fellowship at Mt. Irenaeus before graduation. We wish the students all the best as they take the next step in the “good journeys” they began at Bonaventure.A few days from graduation, St. Bonaventure University seniors joined us for an evening of fellowship, reflection, food and prayer. It was an emotional night, but we emphasized they always have a home at the Mountain, that you never graduate from the Mountain. We also invited our seniors to take the spirit they’ve uncovered here and bring it out to the world. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

SBU's commencement will be livestreamed this Sunday on Facebook, as well as via the link below: www.ustream.tv/channel/st-bonaventure-university-live-stream

Always bittersweet....leaving St. Bonaventure....It brings a lump to my throat for the students, a world of opportunity ahead, but difficult to say farewell to the people and the place that have become family and home. Your fellow alumni welcome you to the fold! Your family just got bigger, and St. Bonaventure and Mt. Irenaeus will forever be home. Don't stay away too long.

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