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Friars share their journey

Jesus, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis, Vocations

Friars tell why they chose to follow St. Francis in a series of videos. “I felt a sense of being home,” Fr. Colin King says of his decision to join the Order of Friars Minor.

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Pet blessings for the Feast of St. Francis

Events, Newsletter, Pet Blessing, Prayer, Saint Francis

Fr. David Moczulski, OFM, blesses stuffed animals at Sisters of Charity chapel. Love pours forth ~ “They’re real for the kids,” Fr. David Moczulski says of the dozens of stuffed animals he blessed this week…

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Mourning Las Vegas

News, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis

Facing the unthinkable ~ Last week our Communications Director Toni Cashnelli gathered videos and statements from our friars in response to the shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and 489 wounded. We began this week…

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Finding St. Anthony stories

Jesus, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Anthony

St. Anthony is the patron saint of lost things. Last week, we asked our Facebook followers to share their St. Anthony stories of lost and found and still waiting.  Out of 89 responses, we chose a few to share with…

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The decisions of our lives

Newsletter, Prayer, Senior Friars

Fr. Jim Van Vurst, OFM One sure sign of growing into maturity is the willingness and ability to “take responsibility for our choices in life.”  Obviously, all of us are influenced by many circumstances, some of which are…

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Loading the "Get Kids To School" van

Missions, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Anthony, Saint Francis

Loading ‘Josey’ the van is a science and an art. ~ Now in its seventh year, the Get Kids to School program in Negril, Jamaica, is making sure 150 children have the uniforms and supplies they need to…

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Br. Michael Charron defending families

Missions, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis, Vocations

Br. Michael Charron, OFM, outside the courthouse Friar student is getting grounded in real-life law ~ In the real world of lawyering, you put on a suit, go to court and try to resolve conflicts. That’s exactly…

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New Vocations team

Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis, Vocations

Vocations Director Fr. Page Polk and Associate Director Fr. Richard Goodin The two new faces in the Vocation office are Fr. Page Polk, OFM, Director of Vocations (left) and Fr. Richard Goodin, OFM, Assoc. Director of Vocations (right). …

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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…

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Another successful find thanks to St. Anthony

Jesus, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Anthony

Listening to the prompting of the Lord ~ I just wanted to send a gift and note to give thanks to God and St. Anthony for helping me to find my phone last week (June 13) that I lost…

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