Saint Francis

Franciscan retreats and pilgrimages

Events, Prayer, Saint Francis

Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy Spiritual journeys with the Franciscans A retreat or pilgrimage can be life changing. A time of spiritual growth and deepening of your walk with God. Our Franciscan friars want to help you…

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Movie celebrates meeting of St. Francis and Sultan

Events, Saint Francis

St. Francis of Assisi and the Muslim leader al-Malik al-Kamil meet in Damietta, Egypt in this movie still from The Sultan and the Saint Instrument of peace Eight hundred years ago, in 1219 during the 5th Crusade, Francis of…

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Reds Opening Day Parade

Events, Saint Francis

 The video above highlights the friars in the 2018 Opening Day Parade. Friars are once again excited to be participating in one of Cincinnati’s oldest traditions, the 100th…

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New documentary of St. Francis showing at Roger Bacon H.S.

Events, Saint Francis

More Than a Birdbath Statue! The St. John the Baptist Province of the Friars Minor and the Holy Trinity Region of the Secular Franciscans are cohosting a showing of Sign of Contradiction, a new documentary film…

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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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