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St Anthony helps find a very important key

Prayer, Saint Anthony

"Dear St. Anthony, please help us find the tabernacle key, for if not, it could mean serious problems for us, for our vocations." Find out what happened in this story by Peter.

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It ain't going to work

Missions

Students in Jamaica need computers and access to the internet to participate in school this Fall since meeting face-to-face is impossible because of Covid-19.

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OLO Guadalupe featured in Advent prayer book

Advent and Christmas, Prayer

Sign-up to receive our bi-lingual pocket booklet, Advent with Our Lady of Guadalupe and spend the season praying with the Franciscans.

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Safely celebrating the Feast of St. Francis

Prayer, Saint Francis

The Feast of St. Francis is October 4. Join the friars in celebrating their founder.

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Solemn Novena to St. Francis 2020

Prayer, Saint Francis

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

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Celebrating 20 years of service in Jamaica!

Missions

We thank God for the gift of being able to serve in Jamaica for 20 years. Your support has made it all possible.

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St. Anthony intercedes while Kevin goes fishing.

Prayer, Saint Anthony

This is a story of how Saint Anthony came through with a lost object once again. My family is scattered brain so we are always calling on Poor Saint Anthony to find our cell phone, wallet, and keys. This last time was truly a miracle.

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Common estate planning mistakes you should know

Estate Planning

While there are unique aspects to every estate plan, most estate planning mistakes fall into these seven well-known categories.

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The blessings of giving back to the Jamaican people.

Missions

Richard and Rhonda Ramey work to alleviate the poverty, high unemployment, and other issues facing the Jamaican people.

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Happy Feast of St. Clare

Prayer, Saint Clare

St. Clare of Assisi was not simply a follower of Francis, she was a formidable, resolute, devout and loving saint whose life centered on this essence of human identity.

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August is National Make-A-Will Month. Who knew?

Estate Planning

It’s a fact approximately half of Americans do not have wills. Many people think they don’t need an estate plan.

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Seeing St. Anthony

Prayer, Saint Anthony

He was hesitant to believe me so I yelled out loud, “St. Anthony please help us find the glasses we have lost. I believe in you and love you.”

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Celebrating quietly, joyfully

Prayer, Saint Clare, Saint Francis

On June 24, 2020, the Poor Clares Cincinnati celebrated their 30th anniversary.

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Teaching the Soul to Speak

Prayer, Saint Clare, Saint Francis

The latest book by Fr. Murray Bodo, OFM.

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A Profession to remember

Vocations

Each Rite of Profession is unique, but the July 2 ceremony at the novitiate in Santa Barbara, Calif., was especially profound for the US-6 novices making their first vows.

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10 steps to protect your family

Estate Planning

The COVID-19 crisis has prompted many people to take action and take care of estate planning. Here are 10 steps you can take to protect yourself, your family, and your legacy.

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A very different St. Anthony Feast day

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Thousands of people around the world watched the live streamed Feast of St. Anthony. Now the St. Anthony Novena will be live streamed every Tuesday!

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A new generation of Servants of God

Vocations

The Postulancy program is an intense orientation to Franciscan community, life, and prayer as well as ministry. Get to know some of our Friars in Formation.

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I found St. Anthony!

Prayer, Saint Anthony

I felt so sad for this lost statue. I knew he had to have belonged to somebody who loved him and felt like he needed to come home with me. And try as I might I couldn’t identify which Saint he was.

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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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I just knew St. Anthony was with me

Prayer, Saint Anthony

"I stayed up searching and cleaning until 1 a.m. I could not find my keys."

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Thank you God for St. Anthony

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Jessica has known St. Anthony since she was a little girl, but when she prayed the St. Anthony Novena with us, her devotion soared.

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St. Anthony and COVID-19

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Our followers on social media trust in the intercession of St. Anthony. In a recent online query we asked them to share how St. Anthony is helping them during the Coronavirus pandemic. Out of thousands of responses and comments on Facebook and Instagram, we chose a few to share with you today.

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Jamaican Franciscan Missions and Covid-19

Missions

The simple truth is, without God’s gift of benefactors our presence and ministry here would be in great jeopardy! 

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Food distribution in New Orleans

Missions

Two hundred food baskets were distributed to families in the Upper Ninth Ward in New Orleans.

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Ministering to the Most Vulnerable During the Covid-19 Crisis

Missions

When the virus hit our nation and businesses shut down, doors were closed, and people retreated to the safety and security of their homes, St. Francis Seraph Ministries immediately sprang into action, knowing that the marginalized people they serve need them more than ever.

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St. Anthony found my diamond earring

Prayer, Saint Anthony

I said, as I always do when I lose anything, “St. Anthony, St. Anthony, please look around, something is lost that must be found.”

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St. Anthony protects lost boy

Prayer, Saint Anthony

St. Anthony has protected me all my life. I cannot express to you the affinity and love I feel for him. I know he’s here beside me

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A special message from Fr. John

Serving the poor

COVID-19 had turned our world upside down and sparked much uncertainty. Now more than ever before, those who are hungry, homeless, sick, and in despair need our services and spiritual support.

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I never give up on St. Anthony

Prayer, Saint Anthony

A few weeks ago, I realized that my wedding rings were missing. I started to look for them and became very distressed as I searched for them.

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