St. Anthony's Quad Beer

Events, Missions, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Anthony

Fr. Frank Jasper (left) prays while Fr. Carl Langenderfer blesses the beer mash that will become St. Anthony’s Quad with brewmaster Josh Elliott and Brett Kollmann Baker of Urban Artifact Brewery. The article below was first published…

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Fr. Mark Soehner, OFM - A Franciscan Reflection on the Year of Mercy

Events, Newsletter, Pope Francis, Prayer, Saint Anthony, Saint Francis, Year of Mercy

Message of hope, faith, and mercy resonates ~ Tricia Griffith settles into a pew for a presentation by Fr. Mark Soehner. “This guy is so wonderful I’m recording him,” says Tricia, who hears Mark preach when she…

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Two nice people celebrate their blessings

Missions, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis

Colleen Cushard, Co-Director of Friar Works, has the best job. ~ When I was applying for the job with the Franciscans, I vividly remember Fr. Jim Bok telling me that he had the best job in the Province. …

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St. Anthony finds lost dog


Found – 1 lost dog – ~ This may sound silly to you – but – we (my husband and I – both 89 years) were dog sitting while my daughter and her husband went on vacation. The…

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What is heaven really like?

Newsletter, Prayer, Senior Friars

Fr. Jim Van Vurst, OFM, helps us understand what heaven is like. ~ At the outset, I have to say that that I have not been to heaven and returned to describe it to you. But the good…

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Franciscan Artists & Friends exhibit

Advent and Christmas, Events, Newsletter, Prayer, Senior Friars

Music of My Soul by Cedric Michael Cox Artists nourish our souls and help us to see the world in a different way. ~ Five artists will share their work at the Franciscan Artists & Friends Exhibit on December…

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A Franciscan Christmas

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

St. Francis of Assisi loved Christmas and we do too! ~ Provincial Minister Fr. Jeff Scheeler expresses our gratitude in the video above. This holiday season please invite your friends and family to ‘A Franciscan Christmas’ in…

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Top Ten Friar Questions

Missions, Newsletter, Pope Francis, Prayer, Saint Francis, Vocations

Br. Casey Cole, OFM, of Holy Name Province reaches the world through his blog, “Breaking in the Habit.” In this video he answers the Top 10 Questions he gets asked the most often about being a Franciscan friar. Questions…

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Dance to raise the roof

Advent and Christmas, Events, Missions, Newsletter, Prayer

The annual Christmas Dance at St. Mary of the Angels in New Orleans will raise money for the new roof. “Keep Jesus in the center of your house” ~ Fr. Dennis Bosse dances with parishioner St. Mary…

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Advent with St. Teresa of Calcutta

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

Advent begins Sunday November 27 ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta, or Mother Teresa as most of us call her, had a great deal of wisdom to share.  The editors of St. Anthony Messenger magazine have created an Advent booklet…

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