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Fraternal Meeting of Franciscans at the Amazonian Synod

Fraternal Meeting of Franciscans at the Amazonian Synod

The brothers and sisters of the Franciscan Family who participated in the Synod for the Amazon region gathered in the Generalate of the Friars Minor in Rome for a time of fraternity. On 24th October the group went to the Church of Santa Maria Mediatrice where they...

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JPIC Newsletter: CONTACT (07-09.2019)

JPIC Newsletter: CONTACT (07-09.2019)

Peace and all Good! We present you the recent edition of JPIC Newsletter “CONTACT” (July – September 2019) 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 English – CONTACT...

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Fraternitas 10.2019 (No. 270)

Fraternitas 10.2019 (No. 270)

The October 2019 edition of ‘Fraternitas’ is now online and can be downloaded in several languages. PDF:  English – Español – Italiano  – Français – Hrvatski – Polski – Português DOC:  English – Español – Italiano...

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Franciscanist’s Workshop

Franciscanist’s Workshop

With the initiative Bottega del francescanista (Franciscanist’s Workshop), the School of Medieval and Franciscan Studies of the Pontifical Antonianum University offers students and researchers a precious opportunity to get to know and familiarise themselves with...

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Message of the Minister General for World HIV/AIDS Day 2019

Message of the Minister General for World HIV/AIDS Day 2019

My dear Brothers of the Order, May the Lord give you peace! Each year since 1988, the world community is invited to pause for a moment to reflect on the HIV/AIDS pandemic, increase awareness and knowledge, speak out against all forms of stigma, commit to a deeper...

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17th Century Franciscan Chapel uncovered in Florida, USA

17th Century Franciscan Chapel uncovered in Florida, USA

An ongoing archaeological dig at Mission Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine, Florida, USA is now open to the general public through Dec. 13. The excavation has uncovered the foundations of the 17th century stone chapel dedicated to Nuestra Señora de la Leche y Buen Parto...

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CTC No. 54 (09.2019)

CTC No. 54 (09.2019)

This edition No. 54 of “Communion and Communication” is devoted to high-lighting the opportunities given to our Communities, thanks to our belonging to a Federation/ Association. Many years have passed since the promulgation of the Apostolic Constitution Sponsa...

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Recent #FriarFriday Reflections

#FriarFriday – Borders

Twenty-five years ago I helped grow the new Franciscan presence at the United Nations by developing interest among Franciscan Friars around the world.

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Recent #FriarFriday Reflections

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Nativity scenes are "all the rage" during the holiday season, but do you know how they started? Learn more about their origin and how people all over the world are into this tradition. ... See MoreSee Less

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I wish they were the rage here. I've only found a hand full of cheap, unsightly nativity scenes hidden amongst giraffes in Santa hats and an odd assortment of new Christmas decorations that would make my Mother blush.

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Brian Menezes was officially welcomed into the Interprovincial Postulancy last month at Mass where he received a Tau cross and blessing. Photo by Friar Walter Liss.
Are you discerning a vocation to religious life? Visit our website at: https://www.franciscan.org/become-a-friar/
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Brian Menezes was officially welcomed into the Interprovincial Postulancy last month at Mass where he received a Tau cross and blessing. Photo by Friar Walter Liss. Are you discerning a vocation to religious life? Visit our website at: https://www.franciscan.org/become-a-friar/

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Congratulations and Best Wishes as you continue to discern.

Come join us this Sunday at the Christmas Craft Fair at Holy Family Parish! ... See MoreSee Less

Come join us this Sunday at the Christmas Craft Fair at Holy Family Parish!

"A Franciscan Christmas' is a holiday tradition featuring Nativities from Around the World, Santa display, Trains, Dickens' village, and much more. Hosted by Br. Tim Sucher, OFM, and the Franciscan Friars of the Province of St. John the Baptist, it is housed at the Christian Moerlein Event Center at 1621 Moore St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. More information at www.franciscan.org ... See MoreSee Less

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For a printable Advent in Action calendar and other resources for the season, visit: https://stanthony.org/advent-a-time-of-spiritual-p… ... See MoreSee Less

For a printable Advent in Action calendar and other resources for the season, visit: https://www.stanthony.org/advent-a-time-of-spiritual-preparation-for-the-birth-of-christ/

View ‘Advent with St. Thérèse of Lisieux’ by Susan Hines-Brigger and published by Franciscan Media online at: https://bit.ly/33mcoit ... See MoreSee Less

View ‘Advent with St. Thérèse of Lisieux’ by Susan Hines-Brigger and published by Franciscan Media online at: https://bit.ly/33mcoit

(With the holidays upon us, we asked friars how they stay focused on Advent and tune out the distractions of the season. Here’s what they had to say.)
Joshua Richter, OFM, in Santa Barbara, Calif., “To stay focused on Advent amid the stressful time leading up to Christmas, I continue my family’s tradition of the scripture readings from the Jesse Tree, which goes from the story of creation on the first day of Advent and ends with the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day.”
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(With the holidays upon us, we asked friars how they stay focused on Advent and tune out the distractions of the season. Here’s what they had to say.) Joshua Richter, OFM, in Santa Barbara, Calif., “To stay focused on Advent amid the stressful time leading up to Christmas, I continue my family’s tradition of the scripture readings from the Jesse Tree, which goes from the story of creation on the first day of Advent and ends with the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day.”

One of the great #Advent images from the Prophet Isaiah is that of a desert which becomes a marshland and a wasteland, flourishing with cypress and pine trees - thirsty people find refreshment there. Roses bloom in the winter and a miraculous image of a young Native American woman, garbed as an Aztec princess, appears on the cloak of a poor man in Mexico in 153. Through it, the peoples of the Americas honor Mary in a devotion which has flourished for almost 500 years. ... See MoreSee Less

One of the great #Advent images from the Prophet Isaiah is that of a desert which becomes a marshland and a wasteland, flourishing with cypress and pine trees - thirsty people find refreshment there. Roses bloom in the winter and a miraculous image of a young Native American woman, garbed as an Aztec princess, appears on the cloak of a poor man in Mexico in 153. Through it, the peoples of the Americas honor Mary in a devotion which has flourished for almost 500 years.

“Listen, put it into your heart, my youngest and dearest son, that the thing that frightens you, the thing that afflicts you, is nothing: do not let it disturb you. Am I not here, I who am your mother?"

When Our Lady of Guadalupe first appeared to Juan Diego, an Aztec Indian peasant, in 1531, she offered a message of hope to the oppressed indigenous people of Mexico. Today she continues to be a symbol of faith, hope, and consolation to the littlest of her children, the marginalized and the poor who are struggling everywhere in the world. Many of our parishioners gathered to honor her today with Las Mañanitas (a traditional serenade) and special processions. See the comments below for videos of the commemorations.
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Here is a video of the commemorations at Immaculate Conception Church in Durham, N.C.: www.facebook.com/watch/?v=988199504883459

Here is a video of the serenade of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Camillus Church in Silver Spring, Md.: www.facebook.com/watch/?v=458550044699634

Here is a video of the procession to St. Mary's Church Pompton Lakes, N.J.: www.facebook.com/smcpompton/videos/592201544678320/

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Nativity scenes are "all the rage" during the holiday season, but do you know how they started? Learn more about their origin and how people all over the world are into this tradition. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

I wish they were the rage here. I've only found a hand full of cheap, unsightly nativity scenes hidden amongst giraffes in Santa hats and an odd assortment of new Christmas decorations that would make my Mother blush.

Amen

Brian Menezes was officially welcomed into the Interprovincial Postulancy last month at Mass where he received a Tau cross and blessing. Photo by Friar Walter Liss.
Are you discerning a vocation to religious life? Visit our website at: https://www.franciscan.org/become-a-friar/
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Brian Menezes was officially welcomed into the Interprovincial Postulancy last month at Mass where he received a Tau cross and blessing. Photo by Friar Walter Liss. Are you discerning a vocation to religious life? Visit our website at: https://www.franciscan.org/become-a-friar/

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Congratulations and Best Wishes as you continue to discern.

Come join us this Sunday at the Christmas Craft Fair at Holy Family Parish! ... See MoreSee Less

Come join us this Sunday at the Christmas Craft Fair at Holy Family Parish!

"A Franciscan Christmas' is a holiday tradition featuring Nativities from Around the World, Santa display, Trains, Dickens' village, and much more. Hosted by Br. Tim Sucher, OFM, and the Franciscan Friars of the Province of St. John the Baptist, it is housed at the Christian Moerlein Event Center at 1621 Moore St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. More information at www.franciscan.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Merry Christmas......

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For a printable Advent in Action calendar and other resources for the season, visit: https://stanthony.org/advent-a-time-of-spiritual-p… ... See MoreSee Less

For a printable Advent in Action calendar and other resources for the season, visit: https://www.stanthony.org/advent-a-time-of-spiritual-preparation-for-the-birth-of-christ/
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