News & Events

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.

Read More

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.”

Read More

Celebrating quietly, joyfully

Prayer, Saint Clare, Saint Francis

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

Read More

Teaching the Soul to Speak

Prayer, Saint Clare, Saint Francis

“This volume of poems is dedicated to, among others, the city of Assisi,” Fr. Murray Bodo writes of his newest book, Teaching the Soul to Speak (Tau Publishing). The book’s last section contains poems inspired by Murray’s 43 years on the staff of the Assisi Study Pilgrimage. “The years…

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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!

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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."

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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! 

Read More

Food distribution in New Orleans

Missions

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.”

Read More

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

St. Anthony found my rosary

Prayer, Saint Anthony

"I was so sad, but then I remembered to pray to St. Anthony for help. So that morning in chapel, I did just that."

Read More

Praying for my son with St. Anthony

Prayer, Saint Anthony

"God bless us, every one, and thank you, dear St. Anthony for your continued guidance."

Read More

An evening song and a lost phone

Prayer, Saint Anthony

St. Anthony showed Michael exactly where his phone had fallen.

Read More

Jamaica and the Pandemic

Missions

"In prosperous times poverty is all too present.  In these times when thousands of employees have been furloughed, the suffering is enhanced."

Read More

An Easter blessing

Lent and Easter

The Risen One continues to transform darkness into blessing and light for darkness is not dark for Jesus and the night is as clear as day.

Read More

A wake-up call for humanity

Prayer

Paul Marcarelli, the actor known as “Test Man” in the Verizon commercials that ran for years, made iconic the phrase: “Can you hear me now?” Those words echo in my head as the world navigates its way through COVID-19. 

Read More

Franciscan Joy: Trust in God; be not afraid

Lent and Easter

"The true meaning of Easter joy, which is found only when we are staring at the chaos in our lives and in the world and yet still can somehow trust that there is nothing, truly, to be afraid of.

Read More

The Power of the Cross

Prayer

Fr. Cliff Hennings, OFM, reflects on the cross of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Read More

God's work in times of crisis

Prayer

In this time of crisis, what is God trying to tell us? Fr. Cliff Hennings, OFM, reflects on our current situation in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Read More

The Annunciation

Prayer

Fr. Mark Soehner, OFM, reflects on the Annunciation and its timeless message.

Read More