Pope Francis

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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Book recommendations from Franciscan Media

Jesus, News, Newsletter, Pope Francis, Prayer, Saint Clare, Saint Francis

Meeting God in the Upper Room: Three Moments to Change Your Life Monsignor Peter J. Vaghi Recalling his own Holy Land pilgrimage experience, Monsignor Peter Vaghi explores three significant events in the life of the early Church…

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Resources for your journey through Lent

Lent and Easter, Newsletter, Pope Francis, Prayer, Saint Francis

Let the Franciscans guide you through Lent. ~ So many people wanted the popular pocket-size booklet, Lent with St. Francis, 2017: Meditations and Prayers for Each Day of Lent, that we ran out! But you can read the electronic version…

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Fr. Mark Soehner, OFM - A Franciscan Reflection on the Year of Mercy

Events, Newsletter, Pope Francis, Prayer, Saint Anthony, Saint Francis, Year of Mercy

Message of hope, faith, and mercy resonates ~ Tricia Griffith settles into a pew for a presentation by Fr. Mark Soehner. “This guy is so wonderful I’m recording him,” says Tricia, who hears Mark preach when she…

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Top Ten Friar Questions

Missions, Newsletter, Pope Francis, Prayer, Saint Francis, Vocations

Br. Casey Cole, OFM, of Holy Name Province reaches the world through his blog, “Breaking in the Habit.” In this video he answers the Top 10 Questions he gets asked the most often about being a Franciscan friar. Questions…

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Fr. Saleem Amir, OFM, to minister in Jamaica

Events, Missions, News, Newsletter, Pope Francis, Prayer, Saint Francis

Fr. Saleem Amir, OFM, at SJB’s information table for a Missionary Conference held in Cincinnati, Ohio Pakistani friar is at home wherever he goes ~ His first week in Cincinnati, Fr. Saleem Amir, happened upon a birthday party at…

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Feast of St. Francis 2016

Events, Missions, Newsletter, Pope Francis, Saint Anthony, Saint Clare, Saint Francis

The Pet Blessing at St. Francis Seraph Church in Cincinnati was beautifully captured by Franciscan Media in the video above, “St. Francis Feast Day Pet Blessing.” Free Vet Clinic and Pet Blessing Photos from around…

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Fr. Mark Soehner to give Year of Mercy talk

Events, Missions, Newsletter, Pope Francis, Prayer, Saint Anthony, Saint Francis, Uncategorized, Year of Mercy

Celebrating Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy ~ Mercy is very dear to Franciscans, in fact in some ways, it is our vocation.  An early life of St. Francis, called the Legend of the Three Companions, described our way…

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Doubting your faith

Newsletter, Pope Francis, Prayer, Saint Anthony, Saint Francis, Senior Friars, Year of Mercy

Fr. Jim, Can you help me deal with doubts that sometimes pop into my mind about our Catholic faith? I always feel uneasy.  Louise ~ Fr. Jim Van Vurst Dear Louise, I’m more than happy to help you…

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The Mystery of Mercy

Events, Missions, Newsletter, Pope Francis, Prayer, Saint Francis, Vocations, Year of Mercy

Fr. Larry Zurek, OFM, celebrates Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy in his talk, “The Mystery of Mercy” ~ When I returned home from being commissioned a Missionary of Mercy by Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday,…

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