Prayer

Unity, fraternity and joy in Kansas City

Events, Missions, Prayer

A group photo of the Gather and Discern attendees. Photos by Sam Reinke and Sr. Eileen Connelly, OSU The sense of unity, fraternity and joy was obvious as Franciscan friars from the US-6 provinces came together at the…

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Fall retreats at SFRH

Events, Prayer

The St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, Pa. St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, Pa., is looking forward to two presenters coming to offer weekend retreats in September. Christina R. Zaker, D.Min., the director of field education and…

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Happy Feast of St. Clare 2022

Prayer, Saint Clare

A great love for Christ St. Clare was a woman in love with Christ, and she wanted all people to know the joy of union with him. She did not emphasize poverty for the sake of poverty, but poverty…

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A difficult prayer to St. Anthony

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Our Mother had been suffering with emphysema for 8 years. She became very ill and was in the hospital. Dad said a novena to St. Anthony saying, “If Mom is not well enough to come home, ask God to…

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Unique St. Anthony Celebrations from devotees

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Maria had friar habits made for her nephew Salvatore, her granddaughter Ri,  and her late husband Angelo. In last month’s e-newsletter, Fr. John shared how the Franciscan friars in Cincinnati would be celebrating the…

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St. Clare Novena

Prayer, Saint Clare

St. Clare of Assisi St. Clare was one of Francis’ first followers and founded the Second Order of Franciscans, known today as the Poor Clares. In honor of St. Clare, we invite you to pray an online novena,…

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Celebrating St. Anthony of Padua

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Fr. Colin King holds high the 1st class relic of St. Anthony of Padua to bless the crowds visiting from Michigan. Photo by Fr. Frank Jasper (2018) How do you celebrate St. Anthony’s Feast Day? For many of…

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Tony, Tony, look around

Prayer, Saint Anthony

  I have an amazing St. Anthony story! Back in the early ’80s—maybe 1982 or 1983—we were among five couples at Perdido Bay near Pensacola, Florida. We were all in water over our heads, and to be honest, we…

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St. Anthony, Our Miracle Worker

Prayer, Saint Anthony

St. Anthony’s Kitchen serves breakfast to many children before they go to school. Photo by Colleen Cushard So many of us count on St. Anthony’s intercession throughout the year. We primarily think of this very popular saint as…

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Coming full circle in hospital ministry

Missions, Prayer, Senior Friars

Fr. Francis Tebbe sprinkles holy water on Maggie, a nine-year-old amputee service dog, as her owner Becky Buchanan of Munster keeps hold of a stroller during the blessing and introduction of the pet therapy program at Franciscan Health…

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