News & Events

Advent Prayer

Advent and Christmas, Prayer

Join us in a prayer for the Advent Season.

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St. Francis, St. Anthony, and the Incarnation

Advent and Christmas

Fr. John Bok reflects on St. Francis, St. Anthony and the Incarnation of Jesus.

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St. Anthony and a Seemingly Impossible Situation

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Even though her situation seemed hopeless, Constance called on St. Anthony for help.

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What Are We Waiting For?

Advent and Christmas

Advent is a time of waiting. Br. Tim Sucher, OFM, reflects on what we are waiting for and the Franciscan view of the Incarnation.

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Giving Tuesday 2022

Giving Tuesday, Missions

This year, 100 percent of the funds raised from our Province’s Giving Tuesday efforts will go to support our Jamaican Mission!

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St. Anthony heard Gregory's plea

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Gregory took a tumble on the sidewalk but St. Anthony came through.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Newsletter, Prayer

Thanksgiving is a wonderful reminder for us to really think about our many blessings and give thanks to God for them.

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Gratitude and blessings

Senior Friars

“When I look back on my life, I have such gratitude for my Franciscan vocation and I can see God’s hand leading me from one thing to another,” says Fr. Jeremy.

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The Power of Novena Prayers

Prayer, Saint Francis

Christine shares her art and her answered prayers from our St. Francis Novena.

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Angels watching over Fr. John

Prayer

On October 2, Fr. John Bok experienced an event that made him reflect on God’s providence, miracles, Guardian Angels, and the laws of physics.

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Growing in love celebrating St. Francis

Pet Blessing, Prayer, Saint Francis

Friars from throughout the Province of St. John the Baptist celebrated the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

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A Journey of Faith and Spiritual Preparation

Advent and Christmas, Prayer, Saint Francis

The first Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2022, starts the new Liturgical Year—a new journey of faith and spiritual preparation

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A place of prayer, presence and peace

Missions, Prayer

“I feel peaceful here and very welcome,” say retreatants at the St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, Pa.

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Was Francis a madman?

Saint Francis

Was Francis a madman? To many, it would appear so. After all, he was a rich man who chose to beg and live outside the city walls. To people of his day, he seemed mad, and he certainly does to those of our time.

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St. Francis and the road to renewal

Saint Francis

Francis began to encounter the living Christ after much suffering. While a rich merchant’s son, and with everything going his own way, he might have never met Christ.

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History of the friars in the U.S.

Missions

The first friars arrived with the Spanish colonizers and ministered primarily to the Native Americans who were already living there.

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SMA: One year after Hurricane Ida

Missions

Aug. 29 marked one year since Hurricane Ida made landfall in the city of New Orleans. The friars and parishioners are grateful for the support received during these difficult times.

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Join us for Transitus

Prayer, Saint Francis

Celebrate St. Francis' "passage through death to life" with the Franciscans in Cincinnati, Oh. and Southfield, Mich.

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Join us for the Feast of St. Francis

Events, Saint Francis

Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with us. Join us in activities such as: an online novena prayer, pet blessings, masses, parish festival, Transitus, weekend retreat, and more!

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Blessings from St. Anthony

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Barbara has received many blessing from God through the intercession of St. Anthony.

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Poetry and music intertwine at upcoming concert

Events, Saint Francis

Poetry and music have long been intertwined, and now the words of faith-filled friar and author Murray Bodo have been set to music by gifted composer Michael Chertock to be performed in concert at St. Francis Seraph Church in Over-the-Rhine on Sept. 17.

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A trip to Eastern Kentucky

Missions

The destruction and loss caused by heavy rains and flooding in many Eastern Kentucky counties in late July was still very much evident driving along KY Route 15 between Jackson and Hazard several weeks later.

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Solemn Novena to St. Francis

Prayer, Saint Francis

Pray the Solemn Novena to St. Francis with daily email prayers and videos. The Novena begins Sunday, September 25.

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Six provinces become one

Missions, Newsletter, Prayer, Serving the poor

Our Cincinnati province will join five other US provinces to become one really big Franciscan family named Our Lady of Guadalupe Province.

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Help St. Anthony! I am missing a goat!

Prayer, Saint Anthony

St. Anthony's intercession is needed on this urban farm.

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Unity, fraternity and joy in Kansas City

Events, Missions, Prayer

The sense of unity, fraternity and joy was obvious as Franciscan friars from the US-6 provinces came together at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center July 25-29 for “Gather and Discern.”

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Fall retreats at SFRH

Events, Prayer

Christina R. Zaker and Fr. Greg Friedman, OFM, will each be offering a retreat at the St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, Pa., in September.

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Happy Feast of St. Clare 2022

Prayer, Saint Clare

The Feast of St. Clare is celebrated on August 11. We've compiled resources to help you honor this great saint.

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Deepening Journeys in Franciscan Life

Missions, Vocations

We wanted to share with you the stories of two friars who recently completed the nine month program: Brothers Walking Together.

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A difficult prayer to St. Anthony

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Mary shares how the St. Anthony novena helped during a very difficult time for her family.

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