Saint 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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Advent & Christmas with the Franciscans

Advent and Christmas, Events, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis, Senior Friars

One of the many nativities from around the world at ‘A Franciscan Christmas’ at the Christian Moerlein Event Center “May the coming Advent Season be a time of joyful anticipation & hope. –SJB Provincial…

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A Franciscan Christmas 2018

Advent and Christmas, Jesus, Missions, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis

For unto you a child is born ~ Bring your friends and family to ‘A Franciscan Christmas’ in historic Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati.  Enter the courtyard of St. Francis Seraph Church on the corner of Liberty and Vine to…

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"What the Franciscans Taught Me": An interview with a Former Seminarian.

Missions, Prayer, Saint Francis, Vocations

The Walking Pilgrimage of summer 2009 (L-R) Cliff Hennings, Richard Goodin, Josh Van Cleef, Roger Lopez, and Fr. Mark Soehner. Joshua Van Cleef entered the Franciscan postulancy program with the Province of St. John the Baptist in 2007. He…

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New books by Franciscan Media

Missions, Prayer, Saint Francis

As disciples of Christ, Franciscan Media helps people seek the transformative love of Jesus. Two of their most recent books are featured below. Surrounded by Love: Seven Teachings from Saint Francis In his newest book, Fr. Murray…

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Pet Blessings at SPCA

Pet Blessing, Prayer, Saint Francis

‘May they find loving humans’ Every animal has a story. That’s what five friars learned October 6 when they volunteered for the province’s first-ever pet blessing at Cincinnati’s SPCA adoption center in Sharonville. Br. David Crank with Ma-Be,…

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Happy Feast of St. Francis!

Prayer, Saint Francis

Happy Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, a saint for all times, a saint for all people. Today, Oct. 4, Christians around the world remember one of the great heroes of our faith, and the current pope’s namesake. Thanks…

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Events celebrating the Feast of St. Francis

Events, Saint Francis

The Feast of St. Francis is October 4 Celebrate our founder by joining with the friars in these activities and events around the province. Solemn Novena in Honor of St. Francis of Assisi We invite you…

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Fr. John Quigley on Mary and Francis

Jesus, Saint Francis

Fr. John Quigley, a Franciscan friar and priest from our Province is an accomplished public speaker, a talented artist, preacher and human rights activist. He leads retreats and pilgrimages to Assisi and Rome. And as if that was not enough,…

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Solemn Novena to St. Francis of Assisi

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.…

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