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Fraternitas 11.2018 (No. 260)

The November 2018 edition of ‘Fraternitas’ is now online and can be downloaded in several languages. PDF:  English – Español – Italiano – Deutsch  – Français – Hrvatski – Polski – Português DOC:...

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Document of the 2018 OFM Plenary Council

Those who have ears, let them listen to what the Spirit is saying … to the Friars Minor today  DOCUMENT OF THE OFM PLENARY COUNCIL 12-28 June 2018 Nairobi, Kenya Download the complete text in PDF: English – Español – Italiano – Français – Hrvatski – Português      ...

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Deepavali Greetings

We wish the people of India and all her leaders, both secular and religious, a very happy Deepavali, the Festival of Lights. It is indeed a joyful and a spiritual experience to see all the homes and offices and worship places lit with millions of diyas (Lights) and...

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The Birth of the New Canadian Franciscan Province

On October 22, 2018 in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, Holy Spirit Province (Province Saint-Esprit), the new Canadian Franciscan Province, has been created. The union of the two Canadian Provinces (St. Joseph and Christ the King) has been formalized by a decree...

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Restructuring the OFM presence in Russia and Kazakhstan

On October 1st, 2018, a Decree from the Minister General separated the two Kazakhstan Fraternities of Almaty and Taldikorgan from the Foundation of “St. Francis of Assisi in Russia and Kazakhstan”, dependent on the Minister General. The Kazakhstan fraternities were...

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US Franciscan News

Fraternitas 12.2018 (No. 261)

The December 2018 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

#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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A major milestone calls for a big celebration. Last weekend Catholics gathered for a Mass marking the Closing of the Jubilee Year of the Diocese of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Video from the Dec. 8 Mass at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral is posted at: https://youtu.be/UDydtEv2Jlo. Look closely and you may see familiar friar faces. ... See MoreSee Less

A major milestone calls for a big celebration. Last weekend Catholics gathered for a Mass marking the Closing of the Jubilee Year of the Diocese of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Video from the Dec. 8 Mass at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral is posted at: https://youtu.be/UDydtEv2Jlo. Look closely and you may see familiar friar faces.

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Finals week is a stressful time for college students and faculty alike. Before exams start, the friars at St. Bonaventure University and Siena College hold the traditional “Blessing of the Brains” to provide them with spiritual comfort and support. ... See MoreSee Less

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“Our Secular Franciscan fraternity here at St. Francis Retreat House is growing,” says Fr. Henry Beck of the St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, PA. “We have been blessed with new members and other veteran Secular Franciscans transferring into our fraternity here. The candidates have been meeting with Tom Caleca, the fraternity’s formator (far left in the photo), as inquirers. Rosemary Rossner (far right), also helps with new members and their formation. The new candidates are: Joanne Conley, Kevin Conley, Joyce Farino, Marlene Fisher, Mandy Gero, Konrad Hewitt, Joan Hilstolsky, Andrea Olock, and David Ostile. In January 2019 we will witness two new members making their OFS profession: Kathy Butchko and Dona-Marie Triandafilou. The fraternity recently lost a long-time member with the death of Mike Nangle, who professed in the fraternity in 1983. Mike served as the group’s treasurer. Nancy Ann Snyder is minister of the fraternity, which has 39 active members.” ... See MoreSee Less

“Our Secular Franciscan fraternity here at St. Francis Retreat House is growing,” says Fr. Henry Beck of the St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, PA.  “We have been blessed with new members and other veteran Secular Franciscans transferring into our fraternity here. The candidates have been meeting with Tom Caleca, the fraternity’s formator (far left in the photo), as inquirers.  Rosemary Rossner (far right), also helps with new members and their formation.  The new candidates are: Joanne Conley, Kevin Conley, Joyce Farino, Marlene Fisher, Mandy Gero, Konrad Hewitt, Joan Hilstolsky, Andrea Olock, and David Ostile.  In January 2019 we will witness two new members making their OFS profession: Kathy Butchko and Dona-Marie Triandafilou. The fraternity recently lost a long-time member with the death of Mike Nangle, who professed in the fraternity in 1983. Mike served as the group’s treasurer. Nancy Ann Snyder is minister of the fraternity, which has 39 active members.”

 

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Congratulations to our Brother Miguel Alcantar who graduated “Cum Laude” from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio yesterday with a Bachelor of Music degree. His brother and sister in law were present. Felicidades Miguel. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Congratulations Miguel

Felicidades!!

Congratulations,,such an accomplishment,,how proud your parents must be..👏 wonderful major of music 🎼🎼🎼

OMG I love Bro. Miguel!! Felicidades. Vamos a cantar....😊😊

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#ICYMI Fr. Greg teamed up with Franciscan Media to film a short video about John the Baptist and his significance during the season of Advent. Watch to learn more:Among the important Advent figures is the prophet John, who Fr. Greg Friedman tells us, bridges the Old and New Testaments. ... See MoreSee Less

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A major milestone calls for a big celebration. Last weekend Catholics gathered for a Mass marking the Closing of the Jubilee Year of the Diocese of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Video from the Dec. 8 Mass at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral is posted at: https://youtu.be/UDydtEv2Jlo. Look closely and you may see familiar friar faces. ... See MoreSee Less

A major milestone calls for a big celebration. Last weekend Catholics gathered for a Mass marking the Closing of the Jubilee Year of the Diocese of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Video from the Dec. 8 Mass at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral is posted at: https://youtu.be/UDydtEv2Jlo. Look closely and you may see familiar friar faces.

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Finals week is a stressful time for college students and faculty alike. Before exams start, the friars at St. Bonaventure University and Siena College hold the traditional “Blessing of the Brains” to provide them with spiritual comfort and support. ... See MoreSee Less

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Prepare for the birth of Christ with an Advent Retreat led by Fr. Greg Friedman, OFM. Register for this special day of reflection and prayer here: bit.ly/2QCtUNk ... See MoreSee Less

Prepare for the birth of Christ with an Advent Retreat led by Fr. Greg Friedman, OFM. Register for this special day of reflection and prayer here: bit.ly/2QCtUNk

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the 32nd back entrance to St Francis of Assisi church in NYC...Mother shrine church of Holy Name Province of Franciscan friars

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“Our Secular Franciscan fraternity here at St. Francis Retreat House is growing,” says Fr. Henry Beck of the St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, PA. “We have been blessed with new members and other veteran Secular Franciscans transferring into our fraternity here. The candidates have been meeting with Tom Caleca, the fraternity’s formator (far left in the photo), as inquirers. Rosemary Rossner (far right), also helps with new members and their formation. The new candidates are: Joanne Conley, Kevin Conley, Joyce Farino, Marlene Fisher, Mandy Gero, Konrad Hewitt, Joan Hilstolsky, Andrea Olock, and David Ostile. In January 2019 we will witness two new members making their OFS profession: Kathy Butchko and Dona-Marie Triandafilou. The fraternity recently lost a long-time member with the death of Mike Nangle, who professed in the fraternity in 1983. Mike served as the group’s treasurer. Nancy Ann Snyder is minister of the fraternity, which has 39 active members.” ... See MoreSee Less

“Our Secular Franciscan fraternity here at St. Francis Retreat House is growing,” says Fr. Henry Beck of the St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, PA.  “We have been blessed with new members and other veteran Secular Franciscans transferring into our fraternity here. The candidates have been meeting with Tom Caleca, the fraternity’s formator (far left in the photo), as inquirers.  Rosemary Rossner (far right), also helps with new members and their formation.  The new candidates are: Joanne Conley, Kevin Conley, Joyce Farino, Marlene Fisher, Mandy Gero, Konrad Hewitt, Joan Hilstolsky, Andrea Olock, and David Ostile.  In January 2019 we will witness two new members making their OFS profession: Kathy Butchko and Dona-Marie Triandafilou. The fraternity recently lost a long-time member with the death of Mike Nangle, who professed in the fraternity in 1983. Mike served as the group’s treasurer. Nancy Ann Snyder is minister of the fraternity, which has 39 active members.”

 

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