Saint Francis

Light of Assisi

Saint Clare, Saint Francis

Margaret Carney holds her latest book, Light of Assisi: The Story of Saint Clare The Story of Saint Clare Meet St. Clare of Assisi! This straightforward biography tells the story of this medieval woman from her birth to…

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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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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 Franciscan dog

Saint Francis, Uncategorized

Fr. Mark Hudak with Sisi at Roger Bacon High School There’s less stress, more joy, since Sisi came to school It’s 8:30 on Friday morning, and Sisi has a lot of work to do. “It’s hard…

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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. On 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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Celebrating the Feast of St. Francis with pet blessings and more

Prayer, Saint Francis

The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi is on October 4 SOLEMN NOVENA in HONOR of ST. FRANCIS of ASSISI We invite you to join us in praying the Solemn Novena to St. Francis with…

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Sign up for the 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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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…

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