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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