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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. Today, 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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Events celebrating the Feast of St. Francis

Events, Saint Francis

The Feast of St. Francis is October 4 Celebrate our founder by joining with the friars in these activities and events around the province. Solemn Novena in Honor of St. Francis of Assisi We invite you…

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Thankful for family ties

Prayer, Senior Friars

The oldest and the youngest, Fr. John with Hannah, his first cousin thrice removed. I read yesterday in the USA Today section of The Cincinnati Enquirer that 1 in 3 Americans have cut ties with family as a result…

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Fr. John Quigley on Mary and Francis

Jesus, Saint Francis

Fr. John Quigley, a Franciscan friar and priest from our Province is an accomplished public speaker, a talented artist, preacher and human rights activist. He leads retreats and pilgrimages to Assisi and Rome. And as if that was not enough,…

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Prayers answered through intercession of St. Clare

Prayer, Saint Clare

Icon of St. Clare of Assisi in the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare in Cincinnati The St. Clare Novena was very well received. Over 3,000 people signed up and received the daily emails with the prayers for that day…

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Book proceeds help Get Kids to School program

Events, Missions

Barb Coyle, a lifelong friend, volunteer and loyal supporter of Fr. Jim Bok and his ministries in Jamaica has written her second children’s book. Fr. Jim Bok with Barb and children from Get Kids to School A…

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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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Karen receives answer to prayers to our Lord and St. Anthony.

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Yes, you may use my email and story as you wish. I am happy to share this with others as a testimony that we are heard, we are loved and we are held in our Father’s almighty hands at…

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Fr. Richard on local TV

Saint Francis, Vocations

Fr. Richard on local 12 TV talks about the importance of social media with anchor Rob Braun. Religious Orders using social media to attract new candidates. Religious vocations throughout the United States have been increasing in the last few…

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Our future friars need your support

Vocations

Provincial Minister Mark Soehner with Br. John “YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK.” –Hebrews 7:17 Men on the road to priesthood or brotherhood embrace the unknown as they enter Franciscan formation. They leave the…

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Happy Feast of St. Clare

Prayer, Saint Clare

Thanks for praying the Novena to St. Clare with us. We have provided additional resources about St. Clare we thought you might enjoy. Happy Feast of St. Clare! The Blessing of St. Clare May Almighty God bless…

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Fr. John Joseph praises God for St. Anthony

Prayer, Saint Anthony, Senior Friars

On May 10th of this year (2018), as I was preparing to leave for a Secular Franciscan Meeting in Uniontown, Pa., I noticed that my wrist watch was not on its familiar place, my wrist. The Velcro on the…

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St. Clare Novena - Day 9

Prayer, Saint Clare

Let us pray the St. Clare Novena together.  Pray for those who are dying and those grieving the loss of a loved one. Click on the video below to follow along with Sr. Vickie Griner, OSC, of the Franciscan Monastery…

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St. Clare Novena - Day 8

Prayer, Saint Clare

Let us pray the St. Clare Novena together. Pray that we will trust in God’s voice and promises even when it is not convenient for us. Click on the video below to follow along with Sr. Vickie Griner, OSC, of…

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St. Clare Novena - Day 7

Prayer, Saint Clare

Let us pray the St. Clare Novena together.  Today we pray for Pope Francis and all our spiritual leaders. Click on the video below to follow along with Sr. Vickie Griner, OSC, of the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare in…

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St. Clare Novena - Day 6

Prayer, Saint Clare

Let us pray The St. Clare Novena together.  Let us pray for all those suffering with mental illness and their families. Click on the video below to follow along with Sr. Vickie Griner, OSC, of the Franciscan Monastery of St.…

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St. Clare Novena - Day 5

Prayer, Saint Clare

Let us pray.  Today we pray for our youth to be safe, loved and to know God. Click on the video below to follow along with Sr. Vickie Griner, OSC, of the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare in Cincinnati. Or…

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St. Clare Novena - Day 4

Prayer, Saint Clare

Let us pray.  Please pray that God’s light shines within each of us and we radiate that light to others. Click on the video below to follow along with Sr. Vickie Griner, OSC, of the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare…

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St. Clare Novena - Day 3

Prayer, Saint Clare

Let us pray.  Today we pray for all those suffering from broken relationships and family struggles. Click on the video below to follow along with Sr. Vickie Griner, OSC, of the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare in Cincinnati.  Or read…

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St. Clare Novena - Day 2

Prayer, Saint Clare

Let us pray.  Please pray for the poor, forgotten, desperate and lonely around the world and in our neighborhoods. Click on the video below to follow along with Sr. Vickie Griner, OSC, of the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare in…

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St. Clare Novena - Day One

Prayer, Saint Clare

Thank you for joining us for the Solemn Novena to St. Clare. Click on the video below to follow along with Sr. Vickie Griner, OSC, of the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare in Cincinnati.  Or read the prayer below the…

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Br. Casey Cole visits Cincinnati

Vocations

Called Mission Tour Br. Casey Cole, OFM, is on a 9,000-mile road trip. At mile marker 6641, he arrived in Cincinnati to visit Franciscan Media, The St. Anthony Center, St. Francis Seraph Ministries, and St.…

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Novena to St. Clare of Assisi

Prayer, Saint Clare

St. Clare of Assisi St. Clare was one of Francis’ first followers and founded the Second Order of Franciscans, known today as the Poor Clares. In honor of St. Clare, we invite you to pray an online novena, August…

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St. Anthony grants mother's unusual request.

Prayer, Saint Anthony

A story shared in honor of the Feast of St. Anthony Thank you St. Anthony for all you do for my family. That being said, I personally could list numerous stories in which St. Anthony has helped me but…

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Medical Clinic Initiative in Jamaica!

Missions, Saint Anthony, Serving the poor

Fr. Colin King with the parishioners of St. Mary’s Church in Revival, Jamaica For years the Franciscans have worked to combat hunger, get kids to school, and bring the Gospel to people in Jamaica.  The busy St. Anthony Kitchen…

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Leave a legacy of charity to the Franciscans with the stroke of a pen.

Estate Planning

You can support the Franciscans with a stroke of the pen by naming the Province of St. John the Baptist as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), life insurance policy or donor advised fund. Beneficiary designations are simple to arrange,…

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Jubilarians 2018

Senior Friars

Br. Michael Dubec, OFM 50 Years Profession Be sure to thank people you meet along the way honestly and sincerely for the small things in life. Br. Mike Dubec, OFM Fr. Robert Weakley, OFM 50…

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Friars chart a new course

Prayer

Provincial Minister Mark Soehner address the friars at Chapter. Today, there are seven Franciscan provinces in the United States. On May 30, 2018, the friars of six of those provinces voted to support the formation of one new organization.…

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Missing a prayer card on a very important day

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Prayer to Jesus thru the intercession of St. Anthony I misplaced a favorite, effective Holy Spirit prayer card. I looked everywhere it might be located and did not find it. I prayed to Jesus thru the intercession of St. Anthony…

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St. Anthony helps mom build children's faith

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Thank you dearest St. Anthony I thank you for all the help and divine intercession . The miracle that you did made me speechless. One fine day, I had to go for the catechism orientation for the parents in…

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