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Drew's St. Anthony story

Prayer, Saint Anthony

When I was a child, my grandmother, who was born at the beginning of the twentieth century, taught me to say; "St Anthony, St Anthony come around, my [name of the lost item] is lost and cannot be found!"

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Why did St. Anthony seem so familiar?

Prayer, Saint Anthony

"I sometime feel like my mother must have talked with St. Anthony in person and decided that I needed to be here to help raise money for the poor," writes Friar Works Co-Director Colleen Cushard.

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A deep devotion to St. Anthony through the years and generations

Prayer, Saint Anthony

The LeMieux Family St. Anthony Chapel in the Coffrin Arborteum on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Green Bay has a rich history of devotion that is still alive today.

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Fr. Robert Bruno, OFM: Serving God and Country

Missions

As we approach Memorial Day and remember and honor those who have given their lives in service to our country, we want to introduce you to Fr. Robert (Bob) Bruno—Air Force Chaplain, Colonel (retired), and Franciscan friar. As you can imagine, he falls into the category of well-traveled friars who have ministered to people all over the world.

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Designate your 401(k) now

Support the Friars

It’s easy to support the Franciscans with a gift by designation that costs nothing now. Naming the Franciscans Friars of St. John the Baptist Province as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), bank or brokerage account, or life insurance policy is one of the simplest ways to support the work of our friars. It’s literally as easy as filling out a form.

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Novena to St. Anthony of Padua

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Pray with us The National Shrine of St. Anthony celebrates the Novena to St. Anthony every Tuesday at 2:30 pm and at the 7:00 pm evening Mass. We would love to celebrate with you but if you can’t make it to the Shrine, you can participate in the novena…

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New tax law and charitable giving strategies

Support the Friars

Tax reform means new strategies for charitable giving. People give to a charity because they believe in its mission and want to make the world a better place. This primary motivation for charitable giving has not changed with recent tax reform.

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They came to play on Opening Day

Events

Staged near the site where friars first settled in Cincinnati, the Reds’ parade is a circus in the streets. It’s always chaotic, as humans and animals scramble to find their places among almost 200 entries. This year, the 100th anniversary of the event, the chaos starts early.

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Getting to know Raphael Ozoude

Vocations

Raphael Ozounde is in his second year--the novitiate year--with the Province of St. John the Baptist. He is from Lagos, Nigeria, where his parents live and have been living since before he was born.

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Franciscan retreats and pilgrimages

Events, Prayer, Saint Francis

A retreat or pilgrimage can be life changing. A time of spiritual growth and deepening of your walk with God. Our Franciscan friars want to help you in your spiritual journey. Check out this list of our Franciscan retreats and pilgrimages.

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Movie celebrates meeting of St. Francis and Sultan

Events, Saint Francis

800 years ago during the 5th Crusade, Francis of Assisi crossed the battlefields to share the Christian faith with Muslim leader, al-Malik al-Kamil in Egypt. In celebration of this event the friars invite you to join them in viewing the film, The Sultan and the Saint, at locations around Cincinnati and Detroit.

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St. Anthony helps with fury over files.

Prayer, Saint Anthony

"I was ready to give up and tell the auditors I could not find the file when it occurred to me that I had not asked for St. Anthony’s help. I left the office, said a prayer to St. Anthony and calmed myself down."

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Reds Opening Day Parade

Events, Saint Francis

The friars are thrilled to again be participating in the 100th Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade starting at noon at Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine.

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Getting to know Br. Matt Ryan

Vocations

Br. Matt Ryan worked as a Public Defender for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for 13 years before discerning a call to be a Franciscan friar. He currently is a Novice at the Interprovincial Novitiate.

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Lent in the Spirit of St. Francis

Events, Lent and Easter, Prayer

Join the friars for "Our Journey of Mercy, Lent in the Spirit of St. Francis" Reflection Series over 3 Wednesdays in Lent. Adoration, Confession, Compline, and Stations of the Cross on Friday too.

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St. Anthony finds Miriam's mother's diamond

Prayer, Saint Anthony

St. Anthony finds Miriam's cherished diamond from her mother's wedding ring.

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New documentary of St. Francis showing at Roger Bacon H.S.

Events, Saint Francis

Sign of Contradiction, a new documentary of the life of St. Francis of Assisi presents St. Francis as a real person, not a caricature of an animal-loving saint from a distant time.

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Sarah Center is the 2019 Recipient of National Women's History Month Festival

Events, Serving the poor

The Sarah Center is a female-centered outreach ministry and safe gathering place for impoverished women in Over the Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati.

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Meet Michael Charron: Franciscan Brother and Law Student

Serving the poor

Br. Michael Charron, Franciscan friar and soon-to-be lawyer for the poor.

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K's little shrine to St. Anthony

Prayer, Saint Anthony

I just love St. Anthony and have a little shrine in my room.

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Roger Bacon students particpate in March for Life rally

Prayer

Roger Bacon students travel to Washington, DC, for the annual March for Life.

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Holy Family plans for the future

Prayer

Baptisms and Renovations at Holy Family Parish in Oldenburg, Indiana

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Padre Pio featured in 2019 Lent booklet

Lent and Easter, Prayer

St. Padre Pio featured in the 2019 Lent prayer pocket booklet.

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A message from the Provincial Minister

Advent and Christmas

We can’t say thank you enough for your gifts of support, trust, and prayers.

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Devotion to St. Anthony begins at a young age

Prayer, Saint Anthony

My grandmother stopped my brother and I and my two cousins and had us hold hands and say a prayer to St. Anthony.

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The Christmas Story

Advent and Christmas

Fr. Murray Bodo reads The Christmas Story from the Gospel of Luke.

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Fr. Ric draws birdhouse winners

Senior Friars

Fr. Ric Schneider drew the names for the 5 winners of his handmade birdhouses.

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Leave a Chair for Christ

Advent and Christmas, Pope Francis, Prayer, Saint Anthony, Saint Francis

Prepare your heart for Our Lord You are invited to join us at the St. Anthony Shrine for a new Advent series entitled Leave a Chair for Christ. The three Wednesdays during Advent, we’ll gather from 7 pm – 8 pm.  We’ll start with songs, prayers,…

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St. Anthony hears our cries

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Chicken Livers and Raspberries ~ I slipped and fell on my kitchen floor because of some spilled grease from frying chicken livers. It happened in a flash. My wooden cane just whooshed out from under me and I flailed around but too late. I hit my head on the…

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Advent & Christmas with the Franciscans

Advent and Christmas, Events, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis, Senior Friars

Advent and Christmas with the Franciscans

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