Missions

Jasper Foundation will match gifts for Revival School

Missions

Since Fr. Colin King’s arrival to the friars’ Jamaican missions about five years ago, he has been instrumental in the development of many lifesaving projects and initiatives, including a medical and dental clinic that you helped make possible.

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Praying for peace

Missions, Prayer, Saint Francis

Nancy and Tim Cahoon What started as a friar’s personal prayer intention for Lent became an opportunity for others in his parish and beyond to join in praying for peace throughout this holy season. Fr. Jeff…

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A place of warmth and welcome

Missions

Br. Tim Sucher, OFM, chats with Andre Indalecisco. All photos by Sr. Eileen Connelly, OSU Everyone needs a place where they feel safe and secure, where they can experience community, acceptance and, most of all, God’s love.

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A life-changing phone call

Missions

Lois Shegog and Maria Payne. Photo by Sr. Eileen Connelly, OSU When Maria Payne ended up homeless last fall after fleeing from the drug deals and violence running rampant in her apartment building, she felt hopeless and alone.…

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Creative partnership helps Jamaican students

Missions

Roger Bacon students load desks bound for Jamaica. Thanks to some creative friar thinking and the generosity of Roger Bacon High School, students in Jamaica will soon have their own work space to spread…

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We are all brothers and sisters

Missions, Vocations

  Br. Phil McCarter joins in a vigil remembering migrants who have died in the Arizona desert. In late September, Phil McCarter and Kevin Hamzik (Holy Name Province), both currently serving in Elfrida, Ariz., joined the School Sisters…

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Defiant joy!

Advent and Christmas, Missions

Mary, Gate of Heaven in Negril, Jamaica, all lit up for Advent and Christmas. Photo by Jim Bok, OFM In September 2008 I arrived as a missionary in Negril, Jamaica. October came and went and then November came…

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Building a school vital to rural Jamaican children

Missions, Serving the poor

Fr. Colin King, OFM, with children in Revival, Jamaica. On Giving Tuesday, we raised $6,200 for our efforts to help build the Infant (3-6 year old’s) school in Revival, Jamaica.  We’re off to a great start.  Fr. Colin…

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Brothers Walking Together offers blessings and challenges

Missions, Vocations

Friars participating in the Brothers Walking Together program. Phil McCarter and Brian Menezes of St. John the Baptist Province are among nine men participating in Brothers Walking Together, the new interprovincial post-novitiate experience coordinated by the US-6 provinces.…

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A faithful presence in New Orleans

Missions

Fr. Joe Hund stands by a home torn apart by Hurricane Ida. As Hurricane Ida approached New Orleans the weekend of Aug. 28-29, the friars at St. Mary of the Angels Parish were “waiting,…

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