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  Trial of Franciscans: the three friars acquitted Milan, 17 May 2019 – The General Curia, a body belonging to the Order of Franciscan Friars Minor (OFM), takes note of the decision issued today 17.05.2019 by the Criminal Court of Milan, whereby the trial judge...

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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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The Spirit of Dialogue in Indonesia

As part of a series of ongoing fraternal exchanges of goodwill following the Buddhists celebration of Vesak, Br. Michael Peruhe, Provincial Minister of our province of St. Michael (Jakarta, Indonesia) reports that the Provincialate Community visited the Buddhist...

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Fraternitas 06.2019 (No. 267)

The June 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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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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800 years ago, the Roman Catholic Church entrusted the guardianship of the #HolyLand to the Holy Land Friars of the Order of #StFrancis, creating what is now known as the Custody of the Holy Land. Learn about our mission here: http://bit.ly/2HZ0BPA ... See MoreSee Less

800 years ago, the Roman Catholic Church entrusted the guardianship of the #HolyLand to the Holy Land Friars of the Order of #StFrancis, creating what is now known as the Custody of the Holy Land. Learn about our mission here: http://bit.ly/2HZ0BPA

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SW Franciscans

As we acknowledge the dysfunctions in our elected officials, and while we hear time and time again of the racism and prejudice that are active within our nation, often we find challenge in being a follower of the teachings of Christ. Take heart and find comfort in Sunday’s Second Reading:

“Brothers and sisters:
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have gained access by faith
to this grace in which we stand,
and we boast in hope of the glory of God.
Not only that, but we even boast of our afflictions,
knowing that affliction produces endurance,
and endurance, proven character,
and proven character, hope,
and hope does not disappoint,
because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts
through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.”
(Romans 5:1-5)

The challenge for each of us is summed up by the English Anglican priest, John Stott:

‘…we need to consider that the Bible is a dangerous book to read, and that the church is a dangerous society to join. For in reading the Bible we hear the words of Christ, and in joining the church we say we believe in Christ. As a result, we belong to the company described by Jesus as both hearing his teaching and calling him Lord. Our membership therefore lays upon us a serious responsibility of ensuring that what we know and what we say is translated into what we do.’
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As we acknowledge the dysfunctions in our elected officials, and while we hear time and time again of the racism and prejudice that are active within our nation, often we find challenge in being a follower of the teachings of Christ. Take heart and find comfort in Sunday’s Second Reading:
“Brothers and sisters:
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have gained access by faith
to this grace in which we stand,
and we boast in hope of the glory of God.
Not only that, but we even boast of our afflictions,
knowing that affliction produces endurance,
and endurance, proven character,
and proven character, hope,
and hope does not disappoint,
because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts
through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.”
(Romans 5:1-5)
The challenge for each of us is summed up by the English Anglican priest, John Stott:‘…we need to consider that the Bible is a dangerous book to read, and that the church is a dangerous society to join. For in reading the Bible we hear the words of Christ, and in joining the church we say we believe in Christ. As a result, we belong to the company described by Jesus as both hearing his teaching and calling him Lord. Our membership therefore lays upon us a serious responsibility of ensuring that what we know and what we say is translated into what we do.’

Have you ever had a Mass offered for your personal intentions to support someone you love in unified prayer? Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2EVCb7H ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Fr. Blane Grein, OFM, who celebrates 65 years as a Franciscan friar. When asked what was on his bucket list, he replied: On my bucket list I would like to have closure; if I start something I like to get it done. There are two things I started in Chinle, Ariz., and finally, one of those things is going to be accomplished: restoring the old stone church and getting it on the National Historic Register. On June 2 after the 10:30 Mass at Our Lady of Fatima, we’re finally going to have the opening ceremony for the church, restored to its original state, an idea we worked on since 1989. People can just stop in and pray, or do things like renew their marriage vows there.

The other thing I started in Chinle which has not been completed was finishing the second story of the food bank we built. When I was there we had the bottom floor open and had a nice food bank and it’s still going. That brings joy to my heart. But nothing was ever done upstairs. It would have taken more than $200,000 to finish it. The second floor is a big old empty room with insulation peeling off the walls. That was going to be a meeting room with a nice kitchen, two showers and beds for overnight accommodations for retreats and that kind of stuff. It pains me when I see it going to pot.
Read the aspirations of all of our Jubilarians here: https://franciscan.org/2019/05/…
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Congratulations to Fr. Blane Grein, OFM, who celebrates 65 years as a Franciscan friar. When asked what was on his bucket list, he replied: On my bucket list I would like to have closure; if I start something I like to get it done. There are two things I started in Chinle, Ariz., and finally, one of those things is going to be accomplished:  restoring the old stone church and getting it on the National Historic Register. On June 2 after the 10:30 Mass at Our Lady of Fatima, we’re finally going to have the opening ceremony for the church, restored to its original state, an idea we worked on since 1989. People can just stop in and pray, or do things like renew their marriage vows there.The other thing I started in Chinle which has not been completed was finishing the second story of the food bank we built. When I was there we had the bottom floor open and had a nice food bank and it’s still going. That brings joy to my heart. But nothing was ever done upstairs. It would have taken more than $200,000 to finish it. The second floor is a big old empty room with insulation peeling off the walls. That was going to be a meeting room with a nice kitchen, two showers and beds for overnight accommodations for retreats and that kind of stuff. It pains me when I see it going to pot.
Read the aspirations of all of our Jubilarians here: https://www.franciscan.org/2019/05/22/franciscan-joy-whats-on-your-bucket-list/

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Congratulations on your Ordination of 65 yrs.MayGid bless and protect you. Thank you for all your sacrifices.

Congratulations wow 65 yrs.God bless.

Enjoyed your temporary stay at Transfiguration in Southfield! Glad you were able to go back to the southwest! Congrats on your commitment these 65 years🙏

Felicidades and thank you for your ministry. May God reward your dedication.

Thank you very much for your help and support

Congratulationson your faithful work. God will complete the second floor when it is time. !

Congrats

PAX et Bonum 🙏♥️Ad Multos Annos 🕯️🕯️🕯️💒⛪🙏♥️🌹😇🎂☀️🎆🎊

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Happy feast of St. Anthony from Br. Tony LoGalbo and all of the friars at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston, where thousands of loaves of blessed bread have been distributed to passersby throughout the day. How have you been celebrating today’s feast? ... See MoreSee Less

Happy feast of St. Anthony from Br. Tony LoGalbo and all of the friars at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston, where thousands of loaves of blessed bread have been distributed to passersby throughout the day. How have you been celebrating today’s feast?

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Nice seeing you! What a wonderful mission!

Happy Feast Day!🙏💕

Happy feast, Bro. Tony LoGalbo!

Hi Tony you look great. I'm in New Jersey now in a parish.

Happy feast day Tony.

He never changes!Hi, Brother Tony!

Way to go, Tony!

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Today we honor Franciscan Friar St. Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of the Custody of the #HolyLand whose prayers are often invoked to find lost things. #StAnthonyFeastDay ... See MoreSee Less

Today we honor Franciscan Friar St. Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of the Custody of the #HolyLand whose prayers are often invoked to find lost things. #StAnthonyFeastDay

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How I wish, ache and long to be at the Franciscan Monastery today. June 13th was always a special day being there. I think of all of you celebrating there on this Feast of St. Anthony of Padua. Peace and all good! 💕

Happy Feast of St. Anthony of Padua! Read Fr. John’s E-Newsletter here:
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800 years ago, the Roman Catholic Church entrusted the guardianship of the #HolyLand to the Holy Land Friars of the Order of #StFrancis, creating what is now known as the Custody of the Holy Land. Learn about our mission here: http://bit.ly/2HZ0BPA ... See MoreSee Less

800 years ago, the Roman Catholic Church entrusted the guardianship of the #HolyLand to the Holy Land Friars of the Order of #StFrancis, creating what is now known as the Custody of the Holy Land. Learn about our mission here: http://bit.ly/2HZ0BPA

1 day ago

SW Franciscans

As we acknowledge the dysfunctions in our elected officials, and while we hear time and time again of the racism and prejudice that are active within our nation, often we find challenge in being a follower of the teachings of Christ. Take heart and find comfort in Sunday’s Second Reading:

“Brothers and sisters:
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have gained access by faith
to this grace in which we stand,
and we boast in hope of the glory of God.
Not only that, but we even boast of our afflictions,
knowing that affliction produces endurance,
and endurance, proven character,
and proven character, hope,
and hope does not disappoint,
because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts
through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.”
(Romans 5:1-5)

The challenge for each of us is summed up by the English Anglican priest, John Stott:

‘…we need to consider that the Bible is a dangerous book to read, and that the church is a dangerous society to join. For in reading the Bible we hear the words of Christ, and in joining the church we say we believe in Christ. As a result, we belong to the company described by Jesus as both hearing his teaching and calling him Lord. Our membership therefore lays upon us a serious responsibility of ensuring that what we know and what we say is translated into what we do.’
... See MoreSee Less

As we acknowledge the dysfunctions in our elected officials, and while we hear time and time again of the racism and prejudice that are active within our nation, often we find challenge in being a follower of the teachings of Christ. Take heart and find comfort in Sunday’s Second Reading:
“Brothers and sisters:
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have gained access by faith
to this grace in which we stand,
and we boast in hope of the glory of God.
Not only that, but we even boast of our afflictions,
knowing that affliction produces endurance,
and endurance, proven character,
and proven character, hope,
and hope does not disappoint,
because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts
through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.”
(Romans 5:1-5)
The challenge for each of us is summed up by the English Anglican priest, John Stott:‘…we need to consider that the Bible is a dangerous book to read, and that the church is a dangerous society to join. For in reading the Bible we hear the words of Christ, and in joining the church we say we believe in Christ. As a result, we belong to the company described by Jesus as both hearing his teaching and calling him Lord. Our membership therefore lays upon us a serious responsibility of ensuring that what we know and what we say is translated into what we do.’

Have you ever had a Mass offered for your personal intentions to support someone you love in unified prayer? Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2EVCb7H ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Fr. Blane Grein, OFM, who celebrates 65 years as a Franciscan friar. When asked what was on his bucket list, he replied: On my bucket list I would like to have closure; if I start something I like to get it done. There are two things I started in Chinle, Ariz., and finally, one of those things is going to be accomplished: restoring the old stone church and getting it on the National Historic Register. On June 2 after the 10:30 Mass at Our Lady of Fatima, we’re finally going to have the opening ceremony for the church, restored to its original state, an idea we worked on since 1989. People can just stop in and pray, or do things like renew their marriage vows there.

The other thing I started in Chinle which has not been completed was finishing the second story of the food bank we built. When I was there we had the bottom floor open and had a nice food bank and it’s still going. That brings joy to my heart. But nothing was ever done upstairs. It would have taken more than $200,000 to finish it. The second floor is a big old empty room with insulation peeling off the walls. That was going to be a meeting room with a nice kitchen, two showers and beds for overnight accommodations for retreats and that kind of stuff. It pains me when I see it going to pot.
Read the aspirations of all of our Jubilarians here: https://franciscan.org/2019/05/…
... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Fr. Blane Grein, OFM, who celebrates 65 years as a Franciscan friar. When asked what was on his bucket list, he replied: On my bucket list I would like to have closure; if I start something I like to get it done. There are two things I started in Chinle, Ariz., and finally, one of those things is going to be accomplished:  restoring the old stone church and getting it on the National Historic Register. On June 2 after the 10:30 Mass at Our Lady of Fatima, we’re finally going to have the opening ceremony for the church, restored to its original state, an idea we worked on since 1989. People can just stop in and pray, or do things like renew their marriage vows there.The other thing I started in Chinle which has not been completed was finishing the second story of the food bank we built. When I was there we had the bottom floor open and had a nice food bank and it’s still going. That brings joy to my heart. But nothing was ever done upstairs. It would have taken more than $200,000 to finish it. The second floor is a big old empty room with insulation peeling off the walls. That was going to be a meeting room with a nice kitchen, two showers and beds for overnight accommodations for retreats and that kind of stuff. It pains me when I see it going to pot.
Read the aspirations of all of our Jubilarians here: https://www.franciscan.org/2019/05/22/franciscan-joy-whats-on-your-bucket-list/

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Congratulations on your Ordination of 65 yrs.MayGid bless and protect you. Thank you for all your sacrifices.

Congratulations wow 65 yrs.God bless.

Enjoyed your temporary stay at Transfiguration in Southfield! Glad you were able to go back to the southwest! Congrats on your commitment these 65 years🙏

Felicidades and thank you for your ministry. May God reward your dedication.

Thank you very much for your help and support

Congratulationson your faithful work. God will complete the second floor when it is time. !

Congrats

PAX et Bonum 🙏♥️Ad Multos Annos 🕯️🕯️🕯️💒⛪🙏♥️🌹😇🎂☀️🎆🎊

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