A message from the Provincial Minister

Advent and Christmas

Santa visits the St. Anthony Kitchen in Negril, Jamaica. Merry Christmas! Dear Friends and Benefactors, Provincial Minister Fr. Mark Soehner We can’t say thank you enough for your gifts of support, trust, and prayers. The best way would…

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Devotion to St. Anthony begins at a young age

Prayer, Saint Anthony

“I rely on him incredibly” St. Anthony has been my special saint since I was 5 years old. One day, at the beach we lost the cap to the blow up raft and it wouldn’t hold air. My grandmother…

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The Christmas Story

Advent and Christmas

 Fr. Murray Bodo reads The Christmas Story, from the Gospel of Luke. We Franciscan friars want to share with you a beautiful story. It was  written a long time…

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Fr. Ric draws birdhouse winners

Senior Friars

 Homes for birds Although retired, Fr. Ric Schneider travels to a different parish everyday to say Mass and is eager to pitch in wherever he is needed.  In his…

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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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