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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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A Franciscan Christmas 2018

Advent and Christmas, Jesus, Missions, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis

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

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"What the Franciscans Taught Me": An interview with a Former Seminarian.

Missions, Prayer, Saint Francis, Vocations

Most times when a friar leaves the Order, he will continue to be involved in ministry, just in a different way.

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Franciscan hope and solidarity with the Jewish community

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Lights fill the room during the light vigil portion of a memorial service at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield Twp. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. The service was quickly organized by local Jewish youth groups in response to the anti-Semitic mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday. The…

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New books by Franciscan Media

Missions, Prayer, Saint Francis

As disciples of Christ, Franciscan Media helps people seek the transformative love of Jesus. Two of their most recent books are featured below. Surrounded by Love: Seven Teachings from Saint Francis In his newest book, Fr. Murray Bodo, OFM, brings to life seven teachings from the life…

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St. Clare featured in 2018 Advent booklet

Advent and Christmas, Prayer, Saint Clare

Pray through Advent with St. Clare of Assisi. Our novena to St. Clare this summer was very powerful and many people received answers to their prayers. Continue praying with this powerful saint with this year’s pocket-size Advent prayer booklet, Advent with Saint Clare, by Susan Hines-Brigger If you already receive…

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St. Anthony helps Lorraine avoid big hassle

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Answer to prayer comes in the mail. I was born on June 13th, and have always been devoted to St. Anthony. Years ago I lost my license on a day when I had occasion to take it out both at home and outside the home as well. I searched…

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Pet Blessings at SPCA

Pet Blessing, Prayer, Saint Francis

‘May they find loving humans’ Every animal has a story. That’s what five friars learned October 6 when they volunteered for the province’s first-ever pet blessing at Cincinnati’s SPCA adoption center in Sharonville. Br. David Crank with Ma-Be, a Maltese Friars Tim Lamb and Bill Farris set out…

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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 to those of you who joined our celebration of this…

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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 to pray an online novena with us, September 25 –…

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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 of their intolerance of other races, religions, etc. My first…

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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, he’s just a really kind and gentle man. In the…

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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 as well as the audio of Sr. Vicki Griner from…

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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 portion of the proceeds from the sale of…

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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. Francis, we invite you to pray an online novena, September…

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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 all times no matter what!  Blessings and joy to you.

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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 years. Recently, Vocations Director Fr. Richard Goodin, OFM,  was interviewed…

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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 comfort and security of the lives they’ve always known to…

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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 you May God look upon you with eyes of…

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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 band was losing its grip, but not enough for 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 of St. Clare in Cincinnati. Or read the prayer below…

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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 the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare in Cincinnati. Or read…

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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 Cincinnati. Or read the prayer below the video at your…

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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. Clare in Cincinnati. Or read the prayer below the video…

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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 read the prayer below the video at your own pace.

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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 in Cincinnati. Or read the prayer below the video at…

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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 the prayer below the video at your own pace. You…

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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 Cincinnati. Or read the prayer below the video at your…

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