Saint Francis

St. Francis events and celebrations earlier this month

Pet Blessing, Prayer, Saint Francis

Fr. Jeremy Harrington, OFM, blesses a cute puppy in the courtyard of the Church of the Transfiguration in Southfield, Michigan. A full week of events Friars Mark Soehner and Murray Bodo at the Transitus service at…

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A letter from our Provincial on the Feast of St. Francis

Prayer, Saint Francis

Happy Feast of St. Francis Fr. Mark Soehner, OFM Dear Brothers and Sisters, On this feast day of our spiritual father, St. Francis of Assisi, it’s easy to remember the cute birdbath statue of St. Francis and…

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Join us for Transitus

Prayer, Saint Francis

  Painting of the Transitus by Chilean painter Pedro Subercaseaux Erraězuriz, OSB (1911-1920s). Public domain The Transitus, or crossing, refers to “the time of passage through death to life” Please join the Franciscan friars of the…

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Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis

Prayer, Saint Francis

Br. Vince Delorenzo with his pet bird Gracie, a Senegal Parrot. Celebrating St. Francis Please join the Franciscan friars of the Province of St. John the Baptist as they honor their founder, St. Francis of Assisi. SOLEMN NOVENA…

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Solemn Novena to St. Francis

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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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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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

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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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