Tax-Free IRA Gifts

Estate Planning, Newsletter, Support the Friars

A Tax-Wise Way to Help the Franciscans ~ IRA owners now have the option of satisfying their required minimum distribution with an easy-to-arrange IRA gift to qualified nonprofit organizations, like the Franciscans of St. John the Baptist Province.

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Br. Mike Dubec expecting angels

Advent and Christmas, Jesus, Prayer, Saint Francis

A memory of Christmas Past ~ Obie and Mae Parker!  They gave me a great opportunity to demonstrate Christmas hospitality at an age in my young life when I had little notion of such a thing.  What was under…

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St. Al's goes out to help the homeless

Jesus, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Anthony, Saint Francis

Br. Michael Radomski comforting a man in despair. With a backpack full of prayers ~ Br. Michael Radomski shoulders his backpack, steps out into the Detroit sunshine – and stops in his tracks. “First, we pray,” he says, then…

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St. Anthony, a spiritual bloodhound

Jesus, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Anthony

 Patricia found a ‘miraculous friend’ in St. Anthony ~ As a convert, I had never heard of St. Anthony until middle age. However, I soon found a ‘miraculous friend’ in him. He has found many misplaced and lost things for…

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St. Anthony, evangelizing with a question and a smile

Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Anthony

Where do lost items go? ~ In the mail several years ago I received a gift. St Anthony in a round disc that was an animated hologram and a key chain. I hooked it on the zipper of my…

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The New St. Anthony Center

Events, Missions, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Anthony

New Franciscan collaboration ~ Working with St. Francis Seraph Ministries, The Franciscans are spearheading a very unique partnership with local non-profit organizations.  The new St. Anthony Center (SAC) will become a “hub of services” all in one place…

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Our Franciscan outreach in Jamaica

Missions, Newsletter, Saint Anthony, Saint Francis

The Lord is with Thee ~ On July 19, 2017, newly ordained Fr. Colin King joined fellow Franciscans Fr. Jim Bok, Br. Chris Meyer and Fr. Saleem Amir at our Jamaican mission, where together they are focusing on…

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Daily Reflections for Advent with the Blessed Mother

Advent and Christmas, Jesus, Newsletter, Prayer

Wait in Joyful Hope ~ Dear Friends, We are happy to bring you the 2017 pocket book of daily reflections for Advent. This year, we honor our Blessed Mother with Wait in Joyful Hope, created by our friends at…

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Lessons & Carols at St. Anthony Shrine

Advent and Christmas, Events, Newsletter, Saint Anthony, Senior Friars

The St. Anthony Shrine choir We need a Savior to be born into our world and into our hearts. ~ Guardian Br. Norbert Join Shrine Guardian Br. Norbert Bertram, OFM, and the Franciscans at the National…

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Older Adults Leverage Age for Greater Returns

Estate Planning, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis, Support the Friars

Charitable gift annuities provide donors with an immediate tax deduction, guaranteed fixed payments for life, and the satisfaction of providing future support for the Franciscans.  As annuity rates are based on the age of the person establishing the annuity,…

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