Prayer

St. Anthony intercedes for Jennifer

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Photo by Kindel Media from Pexels. Answered prayer Good morning! Here is ONE of my many St. Anthony’s stories. I work at a school, and my cashier shared that she had misplaced her cafeteria keys. I knew the…

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A Blessed and Holy Advent Season

Advent and Christmas, Prayer

Advent marks the beginning of the liturgical year and begins on Sunday, November 28. While Advent is meant to be a time of joyful anticipation of the birth of our Savior, it is often overshadowed by the hustle and…

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St. Francis events and celebrations earlier this month

Pet Blessing, Prayer, Saint Francis

Fr. Jeremy Harrington, OFM, blesses a cute puppy in the courtyard of the Church of the Transfiguration in Southfield, Michigan. A full week of events Friars Mark Soehner and Murray Bodo at the Transitus service at…

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Valerie never doubts St. Anthony's intercession

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Valerie’s sweet rescue Shepherd relaxes with precious toy. Never doubt St. Anthony’s great love and power Valerie and her sweet dog St. Anthony will always be so special to me! I remember growing up and hearing…

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A letter from our Provincial on the Feast of St. Francis

Prayer, Saint Francis

Happy Feast of St. Francis Fr. Mark Soehner, OFM Dear Brothers and Sisters, On this feast day of our spiritual father, St. Francis of Assisi, it’s easy to remember the cute birdbath statue of St. Francis and…

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Join us for Transitus

Prayer, Saint Francis

  Painting of the Transitus by Chilean painter Pedro Subercaseaux Erraězuriz, OSB (1911-1920s). Public domain The Transitus, or crossing, refers to “the time of passage through death to life” Please join the Franciscan friars of the…

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Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis

Prayer, Saint Francis

Br. Vince Delorenzo with his pet bird Gracie, a Senegal Parrot. Celebrating St. Francis Please join the Franciscan friars of the Province of St. John the Baptist as they honor their founder, St. Francis of Assisi. SOLEMN NOVENA…

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St. Anthony saves family vacation

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Answered prayers in God’s time My husband and I decided to take our kids on a short, one-night trip to Disney World. Everything was going fine at the resort until my husband decided to run to the vending machine…

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Solemn Novena to St. Francis

Prayer, Saint Francis

“Desire above all things to have the Spirit of the Lord and its holy activity, and pray always with a pure heart,” St. Francis of Assisi (The Later Rule, Chapter X:8) In honor of St. Francis,…

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Hurricane Ida Relief Fund

Missions, Prayer

Photo of Hurricane Ida from NASA.gov Friarworks Co-Director Fr. John Bok relays an urgent message for help for the victims of Hurricane Ida.  Dear Friends, Fr. Joe Hund, pastor of St. Mary…

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