Advent and Christmas

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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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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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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Christmas at St Anthony's Kitchen

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

Santa didn’t disappoint the children at St. Anthony’s Kitchen. While family and friends were back home freezing in Cincinnati, I was roasting my earlobes off on the hot and sunny Friday before Christmas. Kids and grown-ups were gathering to…

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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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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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The Christmas that almost wasn't

Advent and Christmas, Events, Missions, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Anthony, Saint Francis

Volunteer Tom Grassa, Sr. Francesca, and Br. Al Mascia filled the Care’avan with hundreds of useful items to be turned into CarePax and distributed on the streets of Detroit You think I’d know better by now. ~ 2017…

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Franciscan Artists & Friends exhibit

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

Music of My Soul by Cedric Michael Cox Artists nourish our souls and help us to see the world in a different way. ~ Five artists will share their work at the Franciscan Artists & Friends Exhibit on December…

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