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Canonization of Blessed Vincenzo Romano

On October 14, 2018, in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis will enrol the blessed Vincenzo Romano, diocesan priest, parish priest of Santa Croce in Torre Greco (Naples) in the catalogue of the saints. His Cause of Canonization had been entrusted to the Postulator...

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JPIC Newsletter: CONTACT (07-09.2018)

Dear brothers and sisters, fraternal greetings of peace! As we celebrate the feast of St. Francis with joy, we greet you from our JPIC Office of the General Curia. We present the third issue of this year’s JPIC newsletter, «CONTACT». You are invited to read and share...

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Transitus of St. Francis at the General Curia 2018

The Transitus of our Seraphic Father Saint Francis of Assisi was celebrated at the General Curia on October 3, 2018. On the evening of the 3rd, Br. Saúl Flores Interiano, OFM, Guardian of the General Curia, presided at the Transitus. The church of Santa Maria...

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Celebrating the Minister General’s Feast Day 2018

On the 29thof September 2018, the Feast of the Archangels, the friars celebrated the Feast Day of the Minister General, Br. Michael A. Perry, OFM. The celebration began at 11:30 am in the General Curia with the Eucharist presided by the Minister General himself. The...

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Handbook for Provincial Secretaries now available online 

 We are delighted to let you know that the Handbook for Provincial Secretaries has been published and is now available online in the three official languages of the Order – in a revised and expanded version: PDF:  English – Español – Italiano  The General Secretariat...

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Fraternitas 10.2018 (No. 259)

The October 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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Juntos Como Hermanos 2018

Franciscan friars involved in Hispanic ministry gathered in Washington DC Sept. 17-20 for the 6th annual Juntos Como Hermanos (“Together as Brothers”) gathering.

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US Franciscan News

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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Recent #FriarFriday Reflections

#FriarFriday – Facing Racism

Well, somebody got the timing right: January 15 is designated by the OFM Franciscans of the English-speaking world as the annual Day of Prayer to End Racism. Landing on a Monday morning, I can only say, “Good timing!”

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#FriarFriday – Refugees All

At this time of year, we hear of the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt for asylum. We also remember a year filled with political rhetoric directed against refugees and migrants.

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Recent #FriarFriday Reflections

#FriarFriday – Facing Racism

Well, somebody got the timing right: January 15 is designated by the OFM Franciscans of the English-speaking world as the annual Day of Prayer to End Racism. Landing on a Monday morning, I can only say, “Good timing!”

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#FriarFriday – Refugees All

At this time of year, we hear of the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt for asylum. We also remember a year filled with political rhetoric directed against refugees and migrants.

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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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