Prayer

St Anthony helps find a very important key

Prayer, Saint Anthony

“There was the key in the pocket of the cassock!” This miracle took place in the year 2015, while I was working as a seminarian on pastoral work experience at Christ the King Cathedral in the Roman Catholic Diocese…

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OLO Guadalupe featured in Advent prayer book

Advent and Christmas, Prayer

Pray with us The Franciscan friars invite you to join them in prayer and reflection this Advent season with the bilingual pocket booklet, Advent with Our Lady of Guadalupe, by Susan Hines-Brigger of Franciscan Media. Each prayer booklet is written…

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Safely celebrating the Feast of St. Francis

Prayer, Saint Francis

St. Francis looks out over the valley of olive trees near the San Damiano church in Assisi, Italy. Celebrating Francis during a pandemic Although we can’t gather in large groups this year, friars around the Province of St.…

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Solemn Novena to St. Francis 2020

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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St. Anthony intercedes while Kevin goes fishing.

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Our family relies on St. Anthony Peace Be With You! This is a story of how Saint Anthony came through with a lost object once again. My family is scatterbrained so we are always calling on poor Saint Anthony…

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Happy Feast of St. Clare

Prayer, Saint Clare

St. Clare, founder of the second order of Franciscans St. Clare of Assisi was not simply a follower of Francis, she was a formidable, resolute, devout and loving saint whose life centered on this essence of human identity. She and…

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Seeing St. Anthony

Prayer, Saint Anthony

“I believe in you and love you!” My roommate lost his glasses on the weekend. Yesterday we spent most of the day looking through the apartment trying to find them. I then said, “Don’t worry I’m going to pray…

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Celebrating quietly, joyfully

Prayer, Saint Clare, Saint Francis

The Clares at prayer in the Monastery of St. Clare On June 24, 2020, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the founding of our Cincinnati monastery. We began 30 years ago because three Poor Clares in three different…

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Teaching the Soul to Speak

Prayer, Saint Clare, Saint Francis

“This volume of poems is dedicated to, among others, the city of Assisi,” Fr. Murray Bodo writes of his newest book, Teaching the Soul to Speak (Tau Publishing). The book’s last section contains poems inspired by Murray’s 43 years…

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A very different St. Anthony Feast day

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Masks in place, Fr. Mark Soehner and Br. Jerry Beetz offer St. Anthony Bread on the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua. A virtual feast Br. Chris Meyer played an integral role in the day’s festivities.…

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