Three stories of St. Anthony

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Need to find willpower? St. Anthony gives you strength. My name is Tracy and I want to share my story with you.  I am not a religious person (I wasn’t.)  I was a smoker for over 35 years and…

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Friars Club

News, Prayer

Building Futures with Fun, Faith, and Fitness The Friars Club impacts children in a positive way. Friars Club provides organized athletics (basketball, baseball and volleyball) for 700 boys and girls ages 5-17.  All programs focus on values of…

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Fr. Warren Zeisler, OFM

News, Prayer, Senior Friars, Uncategorized

Fr. Warren Zeisler, OFM has never been one of those people that is comfortable in the spotlight.  Instead, he goes about doing things very quietly.  He is generous with his time and is always volunteering to help out whenever and…

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Gaudete Sunday

Advent and Christmas, Prayer

‘Annunciation’ by Vasily Surikov (1914) Public domain This is Joyful Sunday, otherwise known as Gaudete Sunday. The Word today continues to take on hopeful notes, as The Nativity of Our Lord approaches. The close of the second reading…

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Advent with the Franciscans

Advent and Christmas, Missions, Prayer, Saint Anthony, Saint Francis

The Reason for the Season: Advent with the Franciscans at Northgate Mall.   Br. Michael Radomski, OFM, chats with a couple. May the Lord give you peace! The Franciscan Friars hope to provide a bit…

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Are you thankful for St. Anthony?

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Over 35,855 people ‘Like’ us on Facebook. Recently we asked, “As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, how are you thankful for St. Anthony?” Below are a few of the responses. Very thankful to St. Anthony!!! Thank you St.…

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St. Anthony leads the way

Uncategorized

You can’t get lost when St. Anthony is in charge. Just ask Rosalie. Dear Franciscans, Do you keep a list of St. Anthony’s favors?  I can’t count how many times he has saved me time and stress. Our…

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Hat Pax - Fleece for Peace

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Br. Al Mascia, OFM, surrounded by students at Crescent Academy Something as simple as a hat can transform the life of a 4-year-old child in metro Detroit.   The “Hat Pax” program is an outgrowth of the…

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Fr. Gil Wohler, OFM “He offered Mass in Zulu!”

Missions, Prayer, Senior Friars

Fr. Gil Wohler, OFM Doing a retrospective on oneself can be daunting!  Fr. Gil Wohler seemed to be taken back when asked to be interviewed.  He is more comfortable flying under the radar. Though initially reticent, he soon shared…

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A labor of love - and it shows

Missions, Prayer, Saint Francis

Some books are part of our lives, as cherished as old friends. They’re the ones you read over breakfast, carry on the bus or pull out at the end of the day.  That’s the kind of kinship Fr.…

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