Advent and Christmas

Merry Christmas and Thank You

Advent and Christmas

While 2020 has challenged us in ways we never expected, it also proved that with God, and a little help from our friends, all things are possible. With the Christmas Season upon us, there is no better time than…

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Fr. Mark Soehner, OFM, sends message of hope this Advent

Advent and Christmas, Missions

The light of Advent At times in this pandemic, we’re tempted to give up. We’re tempted to think the candles of Advent have gone out. Mother Teresa, with her great work with the poor, lit a candle in Calcutta…

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Waiting in Joyful Hope

Advent and Christmas

This year, Advent begins on November 29. This season of Advent gives us life and hope for the future. It is a hope forged in waiting, personal reflection, and spiritual preparation. We are invited to look inward and reflect on…

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OLO Guadalupe featured in Advent prayer book

Advent and Christmas, Prayer

Pray with us The Franciscan friars invite you to join them in prayer and reflection this Advent season with the bilingual pocket booklet, Advent with Our Lady of Guadalupe, by Susan Hines-Brigger of Franciscan Media. Each prayer booklet is written…

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Everybody loves 'A Franciscan Christmas'

Advent and Christmas, Events

One of the featured nativities at A Franciscan Christmas “We stumbled upon this and were mesmerized by the lights and all the nativities,” says Diane from Montgomery, Ohio. “It’s beautiful! It’s so Christmassy and it really…

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Advent series at St. Anthony Shrine

Advent and Christmas

  Longing for Light You are invited to join us  for a new Advent series entitled, Longing for light, at the St. Anthony Shrine, 5000 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223. The three Wednesdays during Advent, we’ll gather from…

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Advent, preparation for the birth of Christ

Advent and Christmas

Advent begins on December 1. How are you and your family preparing for the birth of Christ this year? How have your previous efforts worked out? Were some years better or more spiritual than others or were they more…

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A Franciscan Christmas 2019

Advent and Christmas, Events, Jesus

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 meditate on…

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Advent & Christmas with the Franciscans

Advent and Christmas, Events

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…

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St. Therese featured in 2019 Advent booklet

Advent and Christmas, Prayer

Enrich your prayer life this Advent by starting your day with a simple reflection from St. Thérèse of Lisieux, “The Little Flower.” The Franciscan friars invite you to join them in prayer and reflection this Advent…

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