News & Events

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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Friars doing God's work in Jamaica

Missions, Serving the poor

Colleen Cushard, Co-Director of Friar Works, recently traveled to Jamaica to meet with Fr. Colin King, OFM, and learn about his Health Clinic initiative.

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St Anthony helps return miraculous medal

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Chris prayed to St. Anthony for months to find her favorite necklace, a Miraculous Medal from her twin sister. Read how St. Anthony came through.

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Fr. Casey Cole is back with a new book

Prayer

“After his very successful first book and nationwide tour Br. Casey, now Fr. Casey, is back! And he has written another book published by Franciscan Media!

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Everybody loves 'A Franciscan Christmas'

Advent and Christmas, Events

Recently Br. Chris Meyer, OFM, captured the reactions of the crowd at "A Franciscan Christmas" in video interviews with questions from Toni Cashnelli, Director of Communications.

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Advent series at St. Anthony Shrine

Advent and Christmas

You are invited to the St. Anthony Shrine every Wednesday in Advent for Longing for light, an Advent series with the Advent wreath.

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Advent, preparation for the birth of Christ

Advent and Christmas

Advent begins on December 1. How are you and your family preparing for the birth of Christ this year? We have free resources to make this your best Advent ever.

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St. Anthony answers Kim's prayers with clear image

Prayer, Saint Anthony

St. Anthony's intercession resulted in a clear image of where Kim's lost rings could be found.

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A Franciscan Christmas 2019

Advent and Christmas, Events, Jesus

Christmas events at St. Francis Seraph Church at Liberty & Vine in Cincinnati

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He always puts others first

Senior Friars

Br. Louie Lamping doesn't know that he's remarkable. But everyone else does.

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Advent & Christmas with the Franciscans

Advent and Christmas, Events

Advent and Christmas with the Franciscans

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St. Therese featured in 2019 Advent booklet

Advent and Christmas, Prayer

Enrich your prayer life this Advent by starting your day with a simple reflection from St. Thérèse of Lisieux, “The Little Flower.”

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St. Anthony helps Anna Marie more profoundly than expected

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Upon the death of her beloved dog, St. Anthony helped Anna Marie find her ring, her faith, and kindness.

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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. On Oct. 4, Christians around the world remember one of the great heroes of our faith, and the current pope’s namesake.

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Celebrating the Feast of St. Francis with pet blessings and more

Prayer, Saint Francis

The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi is October 4. Celebrate with us.

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Ann's name for St. Anthony, is "St. Wonderful"

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Hello my name is Ann and St. Anthony is one of my favourite saints. I call him St. Wonderful because he finds everything I misplace and I misplace a lot of stuff.

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BLINK 2019

Events

St. Francis Seraph Church and St. Francis Seraph Ministries will be open to the public for BLINK 2019, a four-day event, October 10-13.

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IRA gifts offer advantages when donating to the Franciscans

Support the Friars

Make a difference today! When you donate to the Franciscans, you know you’re making a positive difference in the lives of people in need.

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Sign up for the Solemn Novena to St. Francis of Assisi

Prayer, Saint Francis

Join the Solemn Novena to St. Francis and receive the prayers in your email inbox September 25 through October 3. Sign up now!

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Prayers to St. Clare answered

Prayer, Saint Clare

Many people's prayers were answered through the Solemn Novena to St. Clare. Read how God touched their lives.

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Meet the new novices

Vocations

Eleven men were received into the Order of Friars Minor as novices on Aug. 1, 2019 during the US-6 Chapter of Mats in Denver. In a video, the men share their reactions to this important event in their lives.

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St. Anthony helped find my lost precious ring.

Prayer, Saint Anthony

St. Anthony answers prayers for G's lost ring after she prays a St. Anthony novena.

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Happy Feast of St. Clare

Prayer, Saint Clare

The Poor Clares sing, "The Blessing of St. Clare," and much more!

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Sign prompted dream to become a friar.

Vocations

Postulant Tim Amburgey was prompted to follow his dream when he saw this sign at the St. Anthony Shrine.

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Carmen relies on her friend, Tony

Prayer, Saint Anthony

When help is needed, St. Anthony always comes through for Carmen.

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Novena to St. Clare of Assisi

Prayer, Saint Clare

Pray the Solemn Novena to St. Clare of Assisi with us! Sign up to receive the novena prayers in your email inbox beginning August 2 through August 10, culminating in St. Clare's Feast Day August 11.

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Food for the body, food for the soul

Saint Anthony, Serving the poor

Hospitality is not uniquely Franciscan, but it is particularly Franciscan. To guests of the Center, ignored by or invisible to much of society, it means validation from Br. David Crank and Sr. Ann Marie Quinn

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