Missions

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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New books by Franciscan Media

Missions, Prayer, Saint Francis

As disciples of Christ, Franciscan Media helps people seek the transformative love of Jesus. Two of their most recent books are featured below. Surrounded by Love: Seven Teachings from Saint Francis In his newest book, Fr. Murray…

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Book proceeds help Get Kids to School program

Events, Missions

Barb Coyle, a lifelong friend, volunteer and loyal supporter of Fr. Jim Bok and his ministries in Jamaica has written her second children’s book. Fr. Jim Bok with Barb and children from Get Kids to School A…

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Medical Clinic Initiative in Jamaica!

Missions, Saint Anthony, Serving the poor

Fr. Colin King with the parishioners of St. Mary’s Church in Revival, Jamaica For years the Franciscans have worked to combat hunger, get kids to school, and bring the Gospel to people in Jamaica.  The busy St. Anthony Kitchen…

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A blessing beyond measure

Missions, Support the Friars

Thank you from Raymond and Marie Rose Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how financial contributions actually impact the lives of those less fortunate. Donations are sent off with thoughts, prayers, and knowledge that others are being helped, but it’s…

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Saving a shrine with work, prayers and the grace of God

Missions

Fr. Alex Kratz outside the newly renovated St. Joseph Chapel and Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Pontiac, Michigan It’s taken work, prayers and the grace of God The statues are peeling. The parking lot is a…

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A glimpse of life in poverty

Missions, Serving the poor

They learned what it was like to live in poverty, says Fr. Clifford Hennings (top row center) Changing our perception of others Lent is a wonderful time to get our house in order, to ask more of ourselves, our…

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Lenten practices in Berkley, Michigan

Lent and Easter, Missions

“Lent is like a laboratory for us,” says Br. Al Mascia. Parents as pupils Twice a month when Sunday Mass ends, about 60 people follow Br. Al Mascia across the street from Our Lady of La Salette Church in…

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Lenten practices in Africa

Lent and Easter, Missions

Br. Tim Lamb, third from right, top row, with some of the young friars in East Africa Personal Giving Last year Br. Tim Lamb asked young African friars in Nairobi, Kenya, what they wanted to do for Lent. In…

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