Julia left us laughing

Estate Planning, Newsletter, Prayer, Support the Friars

Friar Works Co-Director Colleen Cushard I love my job! ~ Usually when I got a call from Julia, I would hang up afterwards laughing and shaking my head.  One of our longtime supporters, she was a feisty and…

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The spiritual wisdom of Fr. Joe Rayes, OFM

Missions, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis, Senior Friars

Fr. Joe Rayes, OFM In 1987, Fr. Joe Rayes, OFM wrote a book called Living Religious Vows, but what impressed people the most was that he lived what he preached.  Fr. Joe was a passionate man proud…

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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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Praise for 'Lent with St. Francis'

Jesus, Lent and Easter, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis

Lent with St. Francis, 2017: Meditations and Prayers for Each Day of Lent was very popular and we completely ran out.  We asked you to share your thoughts about the booklet. Mark Carroll, Secular Franciscan from Bay Village…

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Spartan living in Africa

Missions, News, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis, Vocations

Br. Tim Lamb (third from right, back row) with men in formation. Br. Tim Lamb, OFM from this Province lives at St. Anthony Friary and serves as Secretary of Formation and Master of the House of Theology for the…

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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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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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Br. Michael Charron, OFM, starts law school

Missions, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis, Vocations

Br. Michael Charron, OFM Br. Michael Charron has been attending the Appalachian School of Law (ASL) for about a month now.  ASL’s mission is to produce lawyers with a sense of professional responsibility who will become leaders in their…

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Br. Chris Meyer, serving in Jamaica

Events, Missions, News, Newsletter, Prayer

Br. Chris Meyer, OFM Technology Expert ~ On April 19th, Br. Chris Meyer, OFM, left the US for his new ministry in Jamaica, “I’m looking forward to continuing the work friars are doing across [the Diocese of] Montego…

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In the Land of "Soon Come"

Events, Missions, Newsletter, Prayer

Author Barb Coyle holds her book, “In the Land of “Soon Come” illustrated by 14-year-old Taylor Kling. Love of Jamaicans led to book ~ “Barb Coyle is just one special lady.”  Those were the words spoken by Fr.…

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