New Leadership Team

News, Saint Francis, Vocations

On May 31st, elections were held at the Provincial Chapter meeting at St. Meinrad Abbey in Indiana. Our newly elected leadership team (from left) Councilors Br. Vince Delorenzo, OFM, and Br. John Barker, OFM; Minister Provincial Mark Soehner, OFM,…

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Pilgrims invoke St Anthony's help.

News, Prayer, Saint Anthony

Marie is grateful for the intercession of St. Anthony. ~ I am sending this donation to St. Anthony’s Bread in appreciation for a favor from St. Anthony. On Saturday, April 30, we were finishing up a pilgrimage of…

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June 13 is the Feast of St. Anthony!

Events, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Anthony

Celebrate with the Franciscans! ~ June 13 is the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua.  St. Anthony, one of the most popular saints in the Church, was born in 1195 and died in 1231.  He was only…

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Book raises $17,000 for Jamaican Missions.

Missions, Newsletter, Prayer, Support the Friars

Author Barb Coyle holds her book, “In the Land of “Soon Come” illustrated by 14-year-old Taylor Kling. I wrote in a previous newsletter that Barb had written a children’s book called In the Land of Soon Come.  The…

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In Praise of a Franciscan Friend Whose Legacy Reflected Her Life

Estate Planning, News, Prayer, Support the Friars

Barbara Sonnenberg “I loved her dry sense of humor and her ability to engage you in intelligent conversation,” says Sister Ann Bartko, abbess of the Monastery of St. Clare in Cincinnati, of the late Barbara Sonnenberg.  “ I experienced…

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