Leave a Chair for Christ

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

Prepare your heart for Our Lord You are invited to join us at the St. Anthony Shrine for a new Advent series entitled Leave a Chair for Christ. The three Wednesdays during Advent, we’ll gather from…

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St. Anthony hears our cries

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Chicken Livers and Raspberries ~ I slipped and fell on my kitchen floor because of some spilled grease from frying chicken livers. It happened in a flash. My wooden cane just whooshed out from under me and I flailed…

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Advent & Christmas with the Franciscans

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

One of the many nativities from around the world at ‘A Franciscan Christmas’ at the Christian Moerlein Event Center “May the coming Advent Season be a time of joyful anticipation & hope. –SJB Provincial…

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A Franciscan Christmas 2018

Advent and Christmas, Jesus, Missions, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis

For unto you a child is born ~ Bring your friends and family to ‘A Franciscan Christmas’ in historic Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati.  Enter the courtyard of St. Francis Seraph Church on the corner of Liberty and Vine to…

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"What the Franciscans Taught Me": An interview with a Former Seminarian.

Missions, Prayer, Saint Francis, Vocations

The Walking Pilgrimage of summer 2009 (L-R) Cliff Hennings, Richard Goodin, Josh Van Cleef, Roger Lopez, and Fr. Mark Soehner. Joshua Van Cleef entered the Franciscan postulancy program with the Province of St. John the Baptist in 2007. He…

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Franciscan hope and solidarity with the Jewish community

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Lights fill the room during the light vigil portion of a memorial service at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield Twp. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. The service was quickly organized by local Jewish youth groups in response to the…

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New books by Franciscan Media

Missions, Prayer, Saint Francis

As disciples of Christ, Franciscan Media helps people seek the transformative love of Jesus. Two of their most recent books are featured below. Surrounded by Love: Seven Teachings from Saint Francis In his newest book, Fr. Murray…

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St. Clare featured in 2018 Advent booklet

Advent and Christmas, Prayer, Saint Clare

Pray through Advent with St. Clare of Assisi. Our novena to St. Clare this summer was very powerful and many people received answers to their prayers. Continue praying with this powerful saint with this year’s pocket-size Advent prayer booklet, Advent…

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St. Anthony helps Lorraine avoid big hassle

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Answer to prayer comes in the mail. I was born on June 13th, and have always been devoted to St. Anthony. Years ago I lost my license on a day when I had occasion to take it out both…

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Pet Blessings at SPCA

Pet Blessing, Prayer, Saint Francis

‘May they find loving humans’ Every animal has a story. That’s what five friars learned October 6 when they volunteered for the province’s first-ever pet blessing at Cincinnati’s SPCA adoption center in Sharonville. Br. David Crank with Ma-Be,…

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