Year of Mercy

Fr. Mark Soehner, OFM - A Franciscan Reflection on the Year of Mercy

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Message of hope, faith, and mercy resonates ~ Tricia Griffith settles into a pew for a presentation by Fr. Mark Soehner. “This guy is so wonderful I’m recording him,” says Tricia, who hears Mark preach when she…

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Fr. Mark Soehner to give Year of Mercy talk

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Celebrating Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy ~ Mercy is very dear to Franciscans, in fact in some ways, it is our vocation.  An early life of St. Francis, called the Legend of the Three Companions, described our way…

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Doubting your faith

Newsletter, Pope Francis, Prayer, Saint Anthony, Saint Francis, Senior Friars, Year of Mercy

Fr. Jim, Can you help me deal with doubts that sometimes pop into my mind about our Catholic faith? I always feel uneasy.  Louise ~ Fr. Jim Van Vurst Dear Louise, I’m more than happy to help you…

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How can I get my children to return to the Church without nagging?

Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Anthony, Year of Mercy

Fr. Jim Van Vurst recently answered a mother’s confidential question  Since this is a very common concern for parents, with her permission, we are sharing Fr. Jim’s wise advice. ~ Dear Mary Ann, Thanks for writing. As I read your email,…

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The Pardon of Assisi

Events, Prayer, Saint Anthony, Saint Clare, Saint Francis, Year of Mercy

Peaking through the fog sits Santa Maria de Angeles in the valley below Assisi, Italy. The tiny Portiuncula (“little portion”) lives inside; one of the many Franciscan churches where you may receive the Pardon of Assisi. 800th Anniversary of…

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The Mystery of Mercy

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Fr. Larry Zurek, OFM, celebrates Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy in his talk, “The Mystery of Mercy” ~ When I returned home from being commissioned a Missionary of Mercy by Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday,…

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Mercy - The Force of God Awakens in Us

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Fr. John Quigley, OFM, celebrates Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy ~ “Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy.  These words might well sum up the mystery of the Christian faith,” quotes Fr. John reading…

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24 Hours for the Lord

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Pray with us during ‘24 Hours for the Lord’ ~ When Pope Francis announced the Jubilee Year of Mercy, one of the things he called for was “24 Hours for the Lord,” to be held on the Friday and…

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Join us for Year of Mercy Presentation Series

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Celebrating Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy ~ Mercy is very dear to Franciscans, in fact in some ways, it is our vocation.  An early life of St. Francis, called the Legend of the Three Companions, described our…

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Christmas and Inspirational Books

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“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…. ” John 1:1 ~ Franciscan Media seeks to spread the Word that is Jesus Christ.  All their publications, products, and…

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