Prayer

God's work in times of crisis

Prayer

Grow closer to God In this time of crisis, what is God trying to tell us? Fr. Cliff Hennings, OFM, reflects on our current situation in light of the coronavirus pandemic. During this time of upheaval, we may want…

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The Annunciation

Prayer

Fully alive The Church celebrated The Annunciation on March 25 but Mary’s, “Yes,” holds a timely truth for each and every day. Fr. Mark Soehner, OFM, reflects on this truth, “Mary shows us how to live fully human and…

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Online Mass services

Prayer

Fr. Jim Bok presides at Mass via live streaming in Negril, Jamaica. Worship with us Our churches are closed to public worship services because of the Coronavirus, but we are still praying for you.  Many churches are open for…

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Know that we care

Prayer

Know that we care Hi, my name is Fr. Mark Soehner. I’m the Provincial Minister for the Franciscans for the Province of St. John the Baptist. By now, no one needs to tell you about the impact of this…

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St. Anthony found my ring

Prayer, Saint Anthony

  I gave up the search I had taken off my sapphire birthstone ring and was carrying it to my bedroom. When I got there, it was not in my hand. I searched for two hours. I went over…

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St. Anthony story from one of our own

Prayer, Saint Anthony

“Bless St. Anthony, I just love the way he works in my life.” I am the accountant for the province and many of the financial records I deal with are on a recurring monthly basis. Some of this monthly…

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Fr. Roger Lopez featured in 'A Friar Life'

Events, Prayer

A Friar Life Fr. Roger Lopez is a Theology teacher and Director of Community Outreach at Roger Bacon High School in Cincinnati, OH. He really enjoys the opportunity to share in the young men and…

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St. Maximilian Kolbe featured in Lent booklet

Lent and Easter, Prayer

Fr. Maximilian Kolbe, OFM, Conv., volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz. Journey through Lent with St. Maximilian Kolbe Pray with us during Lent with this year’s pocket-size prayer booklet, Lent…

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St. Anthony answers first time plea

Prayer, Saint Anthony

The first-time plea to St. Anthony I’m very grateful to St. Anthony as he has helped me so many times in my religious life. My first plea to St. Anthony was around 5 years ago when I visited my…

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St Anthony helps return miraculous medal

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Chris’ necklace: St. Teresa of Calcutta (blessed in Rome at her canonization), Miraculous Medal, Sacred Heart of Jesus (from her mom) Strength in faith I had taken off a necklace I wear “religiously” because I was working in the…

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