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Thank you God for St. Anthony

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Jessica has known St. Anthony since she was a little girl, but when she prayed the St. Anthony Novena with us, her devotion soared.

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St. Anthony and COVID-19

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Our followers on social media trust in the intercession of St. Anthony. In a recent online query we asked them to share how St. Anthony is helping them during the Coronavirus pandemic. Out of thousands of responses and comments on Facebook and Instagram, we chose a few to share with you today.

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Jamaican Franciscan Missions and Covid-19

Missions

The simple truth is, without God’s gift of benefactors our presence and ministry here would be in great jeopardy! 

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Food distribution in New Orleans

Missions

Two hundred food baskets were distributed to families in the Upper Ninth Ward in New Orleans.

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Ministering to the Most Vulnerable During the Covid-19 Crisis

Missions

When the virus hit our nation and businesses shut down, doors were closed, and people retreated to the safety and security of their homes, St. Francis Seraph Ministries immediately sprang into action, knowing that the marginalized people they serve need them more than ever.

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St. Anthony found my diamond earring

Prayer, Saint Anthony

I said, as I always do when I lose anything, “St. Anthony, St. Anthony, please look around, something is lost that must be found.”

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St. Anthony protects lost boy

Prayer, Saint Anthony

St. Anthony has protected me all my life. I cannot express to you the affinity and love I feel for him. I know he’s here beside me

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A special message from Fr. John

Serving the poor

COVID-19 had turned our world upside down and sparked much uncertainty. Now more than ever before, those who are hungry, homeless, sick, and in despair need our services and spiritual support.

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I never give up on St. Anthony

Prayer, Saint Anthony

A few weeks ago, I realized that my wedding rings were missing. I started to look for them and became very distressed as I searched for them.

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St. Anthony found my rosary

Prayer, Saint Anthony

"I was so sad, but then I remembered to pray to St. Anthony for help. So that morning in chapel, I did just that."

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Praying for my son with St. Anthony

Prayer, Saint Anthony

"God bless us, every one, and thank you, dear St. Anthony for your continued guidance."

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An evening song and a lost phone

Prayer, Saint Anthony

St. Anthony showed Michael exactly where his phone had fallen.

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Jamaica and the Pandemic

Missions

"In prosperous times poverty is all too present.  In these times when thousands of employees have been furloughed, the suffering is enhanced."

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An Easter blessing

Lent and Easter

The Risen One continues to transform darkness into blessing and light for darkness is not dark for Jesus and the night is as clear as day.

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A wake-up call for humanity

Prayer

Paul Marcarelli, the actor known as “Test Man” in the Verizon commercials that ran for years, made iconic the phrase: “Can you hear me now?” Those words echo in my head as the world navigates its way through COVID-19. 

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Franciscan Joy: Trust in God; be not afraid

Lent and Easter

"The true meaning of Easter joy, which is found only when we are staring at the chaos in our lives and in the world and yet still can somehow trust that there is nothing, truly, to be afraid of.

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The Power of the Cross

Prayer

Fr. Cliff Hennings, OFM, reflects on the cross of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.

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God's work in times of crisis

Prayer

In this time of crisis, what is God trying to tell us? Fr. Cliff Hennings, OFM, reflects on our current situation in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Annunciation

Prayer

Fr. Mark Soehner, OFM, reflects on the Annunciation and its timeless message.

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Online Mass services

Prayer

Although our churches are closed to public worship services because of the Coronavirus, we are still praying for you.  Many churches are open for personal prayer time or offering mass via live streaming.

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Know that we care

Prayer

Provincial Minister Mark Soehner's message of love and care during this time of uncertainty.

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St. Anthony found my ring

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Linda's ring had definitely disappeared until St. Anthony came into the picture.

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IRAs & the Secure Act of 2019

Estate Planning, Support the Friars

What is an IRA QCD? And what changes did the Secure Act of 2019 make to IRAs?

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Fr. Bruno Kremp, OFM (1937-2020)

Senior Friars

Fr. Bruno Kremp, OFM, had hundreds of brothers and sisters. Parishioners, members of the Kolping Society, police officers, and the friars in Cincinnati.

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St. Anthony story from one of our own

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Margot retells a personal story that happened in the finance office of the province.

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A very Franciscan dog

Saint Francis, Uncategorized

At Roger Bacon High School there's less stress, more joy, since Sisi came to school, a Therapy/Comfort dog.

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A Merry Christmas in the Capital of Casual

Missions

On Friday, December 20, 2019, clients of St. Anthony’s Kitchen in Negril, Jamaica, enjoyed the annual Christmas party.

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Fr. Roger Lopez featured in 'A Friar Life'

Events, Prayer

Some friars, like Fr. Roger Lopez, OFM, teach in high schools, forming the next generation of Catholic Christians. This "day in the life" video by Fr. Casey Cole, OFM, follows him as he balances life as an educator and priest, living in a prayerful community of Franciscans.

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St. Maximilian Kolbe featured in Lent booklet

Lent and Easter, Prayer

St. Maximilian Kolbe, OFM, Conv., volunteered to die so that a fellow Auschwitz prisoner could live. His words and his story are featured in this year's free Lent prayer booklet. Sign-up to receive your copy.

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St. Anthony answers first time plea

Prayer, Saint Anthony

"I was very excited because that was my first time to ask St. Anthony for help, and he responded very quickly!  That made a great impression on me!"

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