Black Friday Becomes Brown Friday

Advent and Christmas, Events, Missions, News, Prayer, Saint Anthony, Saint Francis, Senior Friars

 Our Ministry of Presence at Northgate Mall in Cincinnati is going well.  Here are a few of the stories.   We began on Black Friday (which we re-named Brown Friday) with pretty good crowds. Our Ministry of Presence…

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St. Anthony Comes Through Again

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Our benefactors love St. Anthony and often ask for his intercession.  Here is a touching story of faith.   “I was in a Catholic affiliated medical clinic, and a doctor was frantically trying to find…

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Volunteers Make Forever Friends in Jackson, KY

Advent and Christmas, Missions, Prayer

Volunteers from St. John the Baptist parish in Harrison, Ohio, outside one of the homes they visit during their annual Christmas trip to Jackson, Kentucky. Friends are Friends Forever!   For the thirteenth year, youth and adults from…

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Franciscan Media Celebrates Fr. Jack's Work

Events, News, Prayer

Fr. Jack Wintz, OFM, reminisced about some of his favorite stories and photos. November 19, Franciscan Media had a retirement party for Fr. Jack Wintz, OFM, to celebrate his more than 40 years of writing…

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Surviving a Typhoon: Roofs Flew Off Like Kites

Missions, News, Prayer, Uncategorized

The Franciscan friars of the Province of St. John the Baptist have been serving the people of the Philippines for over 60 years.  Br. Philip Wilhelm, OFM, remembers Typhoon Yaling in 1970.   News of the Philippines seems to appear…

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Friars Welcome All in the Spirit of St. Francis during the Holidays

Advent and Christmas, Events, News, Prayer, Saint Francis, Senior Friars

Nativity at St. Anthony Shrine St. Francis would often meditate on the Poverty of the Incarnation and the great love God has for us.  He is credited with popularizing the Nativity scene.…

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Surviving a Typhoon: Baptism by wind, the Spirit, and water!

Missions, News, Prayer

The Franciscan friars of the Province of St. John the Baptist have been serving the people of the Philippines for over 60 years.  Fr. Blane Grein, OFM, remembers his very first typhoon in 1965.   Fr. Blane Grein,…

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Surviving a Typhoon: It's Part of Missionary Life in the Philippines

Missions, News, Prayer

The Franciscan friars of the Province of St. John the Baptist have been serving the people of the Philippines for over 60 years.  Fr. Max Langenderfer, OFM, remembers a typhoon from 1985.   A survivor cries as she…

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Surviving a Typhoon: 'There was no warning'

Missions, News, Prayer, Saint Anthony

The Franciscan friars of the Province of St. John the Baptist have been serving the people of the Philippines for over 60 years.  Fr. Dan Kroger, OFM, remembers typhoons from his many years in the Philippines.   Fr.…

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Our Own St. Anthony Miracle

Missions, Prayer, Saint Anthony

St. Anthony lost (and found) a book that was very important to him; and so did we!   Author Alessandro Manzoni Through the St Anthony web site, we received an email inquiry from Roger Hughes in Campbell, California who…

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