A Franciscan Thank You


 Thanks for all you do to make our work possible. ~ ABOUT THE ART: T = Tau cross: A simple cross based on the Greek T.  Francis used the Tau cross in his writings. H…

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Christmas and Inspirational Books

Advent and Christmas, Missions, News, Pope Francis, Prayer, Saint Anthony, Saint Clare, Saint Francis, Year of Mercy

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…. ” John 1:1 ~ Franciscan Media seeks to spread the Word that is Jesus Christ.  All their publications, products, and…

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What is the Year of Mercy?

Events, News, Pope Francis, Prayer, Saint Anthony, Saint Clare, Saint Francis, Year of Mercy

A living sign of the Father’s love in the world ~ Pope Francis has long made mercy one of the primary focuses of his papacy. Because he has sought to reach those in the fold…

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A Franciscan Year of Mercy

Events, Missions, Year of Mercy

Pope Francis has proclaimed an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016 ~ One of our obligations as Franciscans is to pray the Liturgy of the Hours.  Each morning, part of that prayer…

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'Fr. Joe was good to everybody'

Prayer, Senior Friars

Photos of Fr. Joe Rigali, OFM, at his funeral Fr. Joe Rigali, OFM July 20, 1931 – November 27, 2015 ~ Fr. Joe Rigali, OFM The sitting room at Little Sisters overflowed with friends who were…

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St. Anthony helps Fr. J.J.

Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Anthony, Senior Friars

Fr. John received this St. Anthony story from fellow Franciscan friar J.J. Gonchar ~ Dear John, Peace! The ‘Finding of the Lost’ was similar to what happened to me some months ago. I had lost my house key.  I…

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Wake the world with song

News, Prayer

Fr. Fred Link, OFM, leads the choir practice for the ‘Wake Up the World’ concert celebrating consecrated life. Concert is a celebration of religious life ~ It’s the second full rehearsal for “Wake Up the World!” a…

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Gift Ideas for Advent and Christmas

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

 Prepare for Advent and the Holiday season with thoughtful books and gifts from our ministries ~ Advent prepares our hearts to receive Christ.  Franciscan Media is your resource for inspiration and holiday gift-giving.

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Spirit-Filled Friar: Br. Al honored for his work

Events, Missions, Newsletter, Prayer

brother al for dinner mp4 -2 from Echo Spark Films on Vimeo. Passion for peace, a heart for the poor ~ Accepting a prestigious award, Br. Al Mascia did something very predictable: He turned the…

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This is what love looks like

Missions, News

St. Al volunteer Joe Thillman with a guest St. Al’s street ministry in Detroit ~ Joking, jostling and trading football cheers, volunteers pile into a van in the alley behind St. Aloysius Church in Detroit.

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